Dear Mike.Mike Everman wrote:It is fun. "the quest for the squashed dimension with identical flow rate to it's former diameter".
That just about sums it up. Take some time to look at simpler explanations of the Tesla Turbine if you can.
My first set of assumptions go something like - Not only does the perimeter of the tube remain constant but the boundary layer thickness also remains constant over the transformation.
Later I plan to allow for increasing viscosity and adhesion effects, as the plates get closer together.
I'll try to finish the first stage over the weekend.
P.S. If any of you know something about these effects please feel free to chip in with any help you can offer.