0765493 The Tesla Turbine

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0765493 The Tesla Turbine

  1. 1. The Tesla Turbine A DIY Guide
  2. 2. Description <ul><li>Modern turbines rely on principles of aerodynamics, where the air flow pushes the blades attached to an axle causing them to turn. Tesla’s turbine however side steps friction and instead uses adhesion to power itself. This bladeless turbine is up to 95% efficient when using steam as the fuel, far exceeding any competition in its time. </li></ul><ul><li>Pressurized gas entering at the inlet spirals its way to the center of equally spaced parallel discs and then exits through the middle holes, turning the discs at really high speeds in the process. A variety of fuels could be used such as steam and water. This simple design can also be reversed and made to act as a pump with a slight modification for the medium. The potential of this turbine still remains widely unused to this day since Tesla did not get any major contracts to mass produce this technology. </li></ul><ul><li>This turbine is surprisingly easy to make and only requires a basic knowledge of how to work with ordinary tools. However enthusiasts can apply this turbine to a variety of uses and also build large scale heavy duty turbines using the same principles. Tesla’s smallest model alone could produce 110 horsepower, and is surprisingly light weight compared to other conventional turbines. To produce one of these turbines you will need the following: a few dead hard drives, a threaded metal rod with a diameter of 0.98’’ with appropriate nuts and some stock acrylic or wood. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to make one <ul><li>-First remove the hard disk platters from the hard drives and mount them on the threaded rod by layering one platter and one washer on top of each other, then screw the nuts on each side tightly to ensure the assembly does not rotate without rotating the rod. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Casing <ul><li>Cut a block of acrylic or wood so that the platters can snuggly fit inside the casing. Also cut a hole on the side of the case to allow for the inlet of air. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Side Covers <ul><li>Cut two identical pieces of acrylic to use as the side covers for the casing. Make a hole in the center of the pieces to allow for the rod to fit through it on each side. It is recommended to use ball bearings to minimize the friction between the acrylic and the rods while rotating. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Final Assembly <ul><li>Assemble the side covers and the casing to finish making the turbine. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Percent Efficiency of Turbines
  8. 8. Rotor Efficiency of Tesla’s Turbine
  9. 9. A Plan View of the Tesla Turbine
  10. 10. The Tesla Turbine
  11. 11. Citations <ul><li>http://pesn.com/Radio/Free_Energy_Now/shows/2007/04/14/9700225_KenReili_TeslaTurbine/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_turbine </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-15,000-rpm-Tesla-Turbine-using-hard-drive-/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://vacuumpumpsnature.net/tesla/index.html </li></ul>

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