How The Tesla Turbine Works

The Tesla Turbine Explained

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The Tesla Turbine – How It Works

Tesla considered this to be his greatest invention, but so far we haven’t harnessed it’s potential.

What did Tesla see in this device that we are missing?

Look forward to some great uses for this turbine in the future.

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One Response to “How The Tesla Turbine Works”

  1. Jimbus

    Jul 18. 2015

    But what is your air source? An electric air pump? Suddenly this seems like a perpetual energy machine. Using electricity to generate electricity will always be at a loss. It has to be.

    Electrical Generation is a shared efficiency in this equation at about 98-99%, so the variables are the efficiency of creating air pressure from a fuel source such as coal or natural gas to create air pressure and this device’s efficiency of converting air pressure into rotational energy. So essentially this become analogous to the steam turbine which a quick Google shows is from 65% to over 90% for a large, multistage turbine or 40% all 3 variables combined (Carnot’s law). Tesla’s turbine is 97% efficient, so if you can beat around 45% in converting fuel to air pressure, you have a winner.

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