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Concepts covered:Tesla turbine, Nikola Tesla, bladeless turbine, fluid viscous effects, efficiency

The Tesla turbine, a bladeless turbine invented by Nikola Tesla, operates on the principle of fluid's viscous effects, achieving high efficiency at high speeds but facing challenges due to material limitations and engineering constraints.

Table of Contents1.Efficiency of Tesla Turbine Design2.Boundary Layer Phenomenon in Fluid Dynamics3.Challenges of Tesla Turbines in Industrial Applications

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Efficiency of Tesla Turbine Design

Concepts covered:Tesla turbine, efficiency, viscous force, spiral flow pattern, high-speed operations

The Tesla turbine, favored by Nikola Tesla, boasted a simple yet efficient design surpassing steam turbines in efficiency. By leveraging the viscous force between fluid and solid surfaces, the turbine's spiral fluid flow pattern maximizes energy extraction during high-speed operations.

Question 1

Why does the Tesla turbine exhibit high efficiency at high speeds?

Question 2

What force makes the Tesla turbine spin?

Question 3

What efficiency level did Tesla claim for his turbine?

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Boundary Layer Phenomenon in Fluid Dynamics

Concepts covered:Boundary Layer Thickness, Viscosity, Nikola Tesla, Fluid Dynamics, Turbine Efficiency

The chapter discusses the concept of boundary layer thickness in fluid dynamics, where fluid particles near a surface form a stationary layer resisting the flow of adjacent particles due to viscosity. Nikola Tesla's innovative approach of adding parallel disks to utilize the boundary layer phenomenon for increased turbine efficiency is highlighted.

Question 4

How did Tesla improve turbine efficiency?

Question 5

Where does velocity variation in fluid occur?

Question 6

What causes fluid particles to resist flow?

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Challenges of Tesla Turbines in Industrial Applications

Concepts covered:Tesla Turbines, Nikola Tesla, Industrial Applications, Efficiency Challenges, Rotor Speed

Nikola Tesla faced challenges with his turbine design when trying to increase torque by adding more disks, leading to material failure at high speeds. Despite being easy to construct, Tesla turbines are not widely used in power generation due to the engineering impossibility of operating large diameter discs at the required high speeds for optimal efficiency.

Question 7

Why did Tesla's turbine design fail?

Question 8

Why can't large Tesla turbine disks operate at high RPM?

Question 9

Why aren't Tesla turbines used in power generation?

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