Large holes tesla turbine toy for micro GT

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Large holes tesla turbine toy for micro GT

Post by MustafaUmutSarac » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:34 pm

I learned two or three model gas turbines are enough to fly a man on lightweight aircraft.

Small turbine making is a headache and

I remembered a Tesla Turbine toy which I played with when I was a child. It was a small cylinder and inside a circular disk with 4 circular big holes.When you push pull air , it was rotating like a crazy and produce wonderful jet noise.

Can I use this concept at my model gas turbine ? How it compares with original turbine rotor ? How it is engineeered ?

Any input is welcome !

Thank you ,

Mustafa Umut Sarac


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Re: Large holes tesla turbine toy for micro GT

Post by marksteamnz » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:58 pm

Tesla turbines moving gases are considerably less efficient than a conventional staged fan or centrifugal impellers. On the hot end of a gas turbine they are a disaster as the thin webs and large holes make them structurally weak and very prone to warping / disintegrating.
Mark Stacey

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