Tesla Turbine | The interesting physics behind it

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The maverick engineer Nikola Tesla made his contribution in the mechanical engineering field too. Look at one of his favorite inventions - a bladeless turbine, or Tesla Turbine. The Tesla turbine had a simple, unique design, yet it was able to beat the efficiency levels of steam turbines at that time. Normal turbines are complex in design, with blades of complicated geometry and stator parts. Nikola Tesla once said the Tesla turbine is his favorite invention and he even claimed an efficiency level of 97% for this turbine. Let’s start a design journey to understand this interesting piece of technology, and towards the end we will also verify Tesla’s efficiency claim.

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Samuel Jones
Samuel Jones 21 hora atrás
"Mach 13 at the tips definitely an engineering possibility" not with that attitude it isn't!
Agge bagge
Agge bagge Dia atrás
ShanTo Bhai
ShanTo Bhai Dia atrás
Tesla Love you
Geoff Jones
Geoff Jones 3 dias atrás
All based on work done by Faraday. Tesla was just a self publicist.
Dremaro 29
Dremaro 29 4 dias atrás
I didn't get why High rotating speed causes damage to the wheel
Uncle Nik
Uncle Nik 12 horas atrás
@Drummer_Zay94 - I shudder to think how ridiculously tall Dremaro would become if he were to be spun at 600 million rpm. Bet he would never ask that question again.
Drummer_Zay94 12 horas atrás
@Uncle Nik ya thanks for the slap, you’re right. I was only speaking in terms of the Tesla machine here. I know that we’ve reached up to 600 million rpm. Thanks for the friendly fire lol
Uncle Nik
Uncle Nik Dia atrás
@Drummer_Zay94 - Thanks. It's a gift...though at times it's a curse.
Drummer_Zay94 Dia atrás
@Uncle Nik bruh wtf 😂😂😂 this shit had me dying
Uncle Nik
Uncle Nik Dia atrás
@Drummer_Zay94 - You're right...a better approach might be to grab him by the ankles and swing him in a circle ever faster and faster, until his eyeballs fly out of their sockets, every bone joint in his body becomes decoupled, and his balls are forced up into his kidneys. That would no doubt teach more about centrifugal force and tensile strength, than my simply encouraging him to figure it out himself.
ScrewsNutsAndBolts 4 dias atrás
The man was a genius !
Zeen Alabdeen AL Gezany
the most brilliant person in engineering, he was really in fact ahead of his time. man just think about what he would have done if he was still alive he may have just discovered another power source or an invention
MrBrander 5 dias atrás
Why they had to have 3 meter discs in diameter in those powerhouses? Why couldn't they just use multiple tiny ones like with 1 inch diameter or something like that for the Tesla turbines? Then have tons and tons of them working in unison? That way the tip speed wouldn't have gotten so massive and materials might have been able to withstand those forces and speeds.
Uncle Nik
Uncle Nik 2 dias atrás
That was answered in the video, stupid.
cybernako088 5 dias atrás
He turned water into a working gear!!! WATER with the mechanism of a fucking GEAR!!! Oh my master teach me so i too may see.
Jose Torres
Jose Torres 6 dias atrás
This is what the Egyptians were using
Ricky LaFleur
Ricky LaFleur 7 dias atrás
*_Think this guy is smartest? Seeing as the oldest computer is over 2200 years old, which came nearly 2100 years before Nicola Tesla was even born it leads me to believe there were way more intelligent people in the world, perhaps constrained to the technology available during their time period._*
Lawrence Naquin
Lawrence Naquin 7 dias atrás
Nothing is said about loads... I don't think it would achieve the efficiency and speed of 10000 rpm with a load of significant size like a power generator.
RUSHIL JOHAR 7 dias atrás
⭐If we connect this small box with our home water pump then that pump serves dual purpose of filing our water tanks with ground water& providing free electricity. Maybe this machine is great for home energy production & not commercial electricity production.
vinod kv
vinod kv 7 dias atrás
He was the greatest inventor of all time.
Online Technology Today
One of the smartest men in the world, truly a
echokaminari777 7 dias atrás
spiral wow from 1369 how beautiful don't make everything that complex but simple and easy vibration of force of water need a stronger vessel or in this machine the iron etc that is i like tesla always thinking both side like 6 and 9 just from 3 action reaction recreation just like buying iphone always a new style ahahaha a consumptive people never ending a system of to make money product need buyers fabricating a human being to life as a competition on how you look how rich i smile seeing life not a fault and just i not find balance and equality in life of people all around the world how to change the way that already from children you are created to compete in school until professor 20 years and many money only little that are used to works the other a failed replica of education same book that have inspiration will creatively be the good i just imagine in my left brain see in fantasy and face reality with smile and tears but it's okay someday they will change i believe that i prepared the flower for the butterfly that are in proses in of learning
Tooley Headbang
Tooley Headbang 6 dias atrás
Gabble gabble gabble...
Omar Medel
Omar Medel 8 dias atrás
also applies to the golden ratio
DERRY SCANLAN 8 dias atrás
Real Iron man
KARL HORNE 8 dias atrás
But.. there was no load on the turbine when he was testing it. In a real world application.. it wouldn't spin nearly as fast.
Jason Zheng
Jason Zheng 8 dias atrás
Amazing explain! It explode my mind, thanks for this video
Matthew Foster
Matthew Foster 9 dias atrás
um, then dont do 3m disks. have multiple smaller disks. Isnt that what Tesla did with the SpaceX raptor engines?
Jester Zubrata
Jester Zubrata 9 dias atrás
Today if this turbine in use we can add more disk i mean over 30k rpm that crazy
AJz 9 dias atrás
this video is like putting a script into an auto reader I'm sorry I can't watch this
Tommy. Bee. .
Tommy. Bee. . 10 dias atrás
Nicola..was. .very Spiritual
SuDa Soul
SuDa Soul 10 dias atrás
Very nice way to explain 🖤
John Mills
John Mills 10 dias atrás
why would you need a turbine 3 meters in diameter. What about a turbine less than half a meter in diameter with the same torque. But I guess harnessing 50k to 100k rpms from turbine to generator would be difcult because turning a generator at such high rpms would be ????? I don't know but something small with a reduction of rpms could produce a hell of a lot torque. Power house in a small package.
Jimmy Pham
Jimmy Pham 11 dias atrás
Is this the most efficient type of powered water pump there is compared to any other conventional type of pump designs?
Mark Manning
Mark Manning 11 dias atrás
I wonder if the blades were made thinner at the edge could alleviate the problems. Thinning the edges would allow a greater area for the fluid to flow through thus reducing the drag effect.
bob thomas
bob thomas 12 dias atrás
just need to synthesis a super-alloy capable of running at 100,000RPM and boom 99.99% Efficiency woo
Sokwambi TV
Sokwambi TV 14 dias atrás
"Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine." Nikola Tesla
Islomjon Yunusov
Islomjon Yunusov 14 dias atrás
When the pressure can give you more than 50k rpm but you only choose to receive less than 10k rpm, you are literally wasting the energy... which means that turbines nowadays are still very inefficient.
poi qwerty
poi qwerty 15 dias atrás
Tesla invented the flying disk he used his wireless towers to power it now they're self contained power source
Philip Syili
Philip Syili 15 dias atrás
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N Kliesow
N Kliesow 15 dias atrás
Why increse the diameter when you can increse the width of the turbine? I don't understand that problem...
Light Touch Tuning
Light Touch Tuning 15 dias atrás
Very nice animation and explanation! Thank You!
Eric Nail
Eric Nail 17 dias atrás
What if the whole system were to be placed in a vacuum or in a low pressure environment? Would this increase efficiency, as unrealistic as it sounds
Daniel Mullally
Daniel Mullally 8 horas atrás
Check out iEnergySupply's videos, he's making a cold-steam vacuum setup with a multi stage tesla turbine. The first stage is set up as a pump to create and maintain a vacuum, second stage is the turbine, and the whole thing is contained in sealed plexiglass.
Roland Gilmore
Roland Gilmore 17 dias atrás
Are there not modern materials that can resist blade warping?
JPA55MOR3 17 dias atrás
Tesla really thought he saw a pigeon with laser eyes talk to him then die in his arms.
Miroslav Vracar
Miroslav Vracar 18 dias atrás
Gee Wizz
Gee Wizz 18 dias atrás
My what a great world it could of been?????????? Who changed that............🤣
The Anime Homie
The Anime Homie 18 dias atrás
I'm no engineer but the tesla turbine sounds extremely inefficient. I would know if it was if you bothered to say how much power it takes to get the thing running in the first place instead of focusing on what it can do during and after it has an unknown amount of power. Also if this thing is actually being used why not use a photo of a real one instead of a 3d model?
VuCitation 18 dias atrás
Heat is another problem. Now a day, we have centrifugal pump, torque convert etc. work on such principle.
Peter Archbold
Peter Archbold 18 dias atrás
Reduce rotor diameter.
red horse
red horse 18 dias atrás
🤣🤣🤣 Every piece of technology is thanks to Nicholas Tesla. But, school only teaches about Einstein and Thomas Edison who never invented anything
Jared Maddox
Jared Maddox 15 dias atrás
Edison did invent a few things, but his only deeply important one is the corporate laboratory, because it makes science & engineering more economically sustainable (he may have personally invented the record player and film projector, but both are antiquated, and would have been old versions anyways). As for Einstein, he was a scientist, while Tesla was more of an engineer- meaningfully different fields. Einstein earned his fame by devising formulas to predict observations (including quantum mechanics observations, though he was trying to _disprove it_ when he did so), while Tesla was _mostly_ focussed on applying existing knowledge in new ways. Hence Tesla invented the induction motor and an early version of the electric grid, while Einstein is distantly related to some particular aspects of modern electronics (the transistor is built off quantum mechanics). I think Einstein had something to do with improving the understanding of thermionic emissions (which were used in vacuum tubes) too, but I forget the details.
Vincent Russo
Vincent Russo 19 dias atrás
Can they be utilized in a Zero G environment?
J D 19 dias atrás
sooo.. Engineering impossiblity? so that means Nikola Tesla is still way ahead of our time even at 2021. The idea and concept is sound but the engineering materials has not caught up yet?
Dr. Top Hat
Dr. Top Hat 19 dias atrás
LuckyWheelie 19 dias atrás
The_Touring Jedi
The_Touring Jedi 19 dias atrás
His visions was in those days way way beyond vision that Musk has...oh btw Musk took the name of this famous engineer only to make money.
John sarab
John sarab 19 dias atrás
Timm Long
Timm Long 20 dias atrás
If Tesla were alive today, we would have faster than light travel
cagdas güven
cagdas güven 20 dias atrás
Is this theorethical engineering lol. Mechanism would be viable with a spesific new material designed for this application
Vineeth P
Vineeth P 20 dias atrás
Tesla grown before science ❤
mihindu1967 20 dias atrás
How different is this Tesla turbine different from the turbo charger in automobile engines or the modern day steam turbines.
Giovanni P.
Giovanni P. 20 dias atrás
How about this power generator? - 26 years after the company was closed down..? Dual axis rotor or 'inertialess' drive...
Guz 20 dias atrás
Why this channel name weird now?
Abner Dancuart
Abner Dancuart 20 dias atrás
With Grapheno is possible to do it !
Bennie Chadwick
Bennie Chadwick 21 dia atrás
Tesla and DaVinci in today's world. We would be circling the sun on bicycles by now. LOL 😆
Gerardo Ciprian
Gerardo Ciprian 21 dia atrás
Ghost_user 21 dia atrás
I heard if you name your company after this guy, people will think you invented electricity. Not discovered, invented
baguazhang2 21 dia atrás
How about the highest quality carbon fiber, aerospace grade ceramics, or even synthetic sapphire disks?
Troy Broussard
Troy Broussard 21 dia atrás
Annabi Mohammed
Annabi Mohammed 21 dia atrás
what if the discs were made out of much stronger material? sure the cost will be unreasonable but it'll be efficient in purely mechanical terms
Louie Macorncan
Louie Macorncan 21 dia atrás
To add stupid but wonder in dwelling in question, what happens if you wield the disk, as in making small piller inside the tiny gap? I mean if you think about it, to stop the warping for there have to be a support beam to hold the disk in place and yes I am aware of the disk losing some power of rpm. If we can wield it and not lose rpms and able keep the flow right then it would be the best energy conducting for little tiny gizmo would power probably 2 or 3 houses.
john garvey
john garvey 21 dia atrás
so all we need is a 6 inch disk that can go 35,000 rpm. if only there was a round item sort of like a high speed saw bade that can spin very fast like a high speed cutting tool. all joking aside would a composite Kevlar/ceramic plate work
Danko j
Danko j 21 dia atrás
100% Serbian blood!!! So small number of Serbian people in the world, but so much big individuals! For example Novak Djokovic, Mihajlo Pupin and many more!
BlueNovaFlame 21 dia atrás
Tesla would of blue screened The Matrix
Boobindar Pussiya
Boobindar Pussiya 21 dia atrás
Creating such high efficiency turbines at that tim I mean if he would've got more time or other scientists would've put efforts to his turbines ,they would surely have come out with some solutions and we would be using more efficient turbines in present time
Michael Pierce
Michael Pierce 21 dia atrás
Does this work in reverse? If you spin the flat plates does it generate thrust?
Raycar 21 dia atrás
It can be a pump or compressor, yes It does not produce thrust it produces axial rotation, which, when combined with a generator produces continuous electricity. This video got alot of things wrong... if your really interested I'll post a link to a decent presentation of teslas work.
Walter 22 dias atrás
When you score a strike at the bowling alley
Phillip Cleaver
Phillip Cleaver 22 dias atrás
Nikola Tesla , true genius & 100 years ahead of his time , a marvellous man , whose creativity became denied & abused . Men (or women ) like this never fit society , but add so much to it .
Joachim Raeder
Joachim Raeder 22 dias atrás
The efficiency argument is specious. Friction inherently causes dissipation. It probably depends a lot on the load, but the video does not address that. While the Tesla turbine is an interesting concept, traditional axial turbines work well enough, so the world will stick with them. The are millions of interesting engineering concepts, but the only ones that count are the ones that work in practice.
Raycar 21 dia atrás
Tesla's turbine definitely worked. There are many people still using them today. Dont believe everything you see on an animated video less than 10 minutes long.
Xhing Xhau
Xhing Xhau 22 dias atrás
I didn't understood shit.
Xiao Luwan
Xiao Luwan 22 dias atrás
Maybe steel is the wrong material for the discs. Custom made ceramics or polymer maybe more suitable. Just layman thoughts.
Giorgio Tritto
Giorgio Tritto 22 dias atrás
You for sure know how to complicate something that is basic
joplimat 23 dias atrás
Looks like a reverse cyclotron
Bueno Bueno Tv
Bueno Bueno Tv 23 dias atrás
Thank god for the creators
sive1231 23 dias atrás
There's a reason he didn't have to build them big to get the same power output. Check the torque those small turbines produce.
Reactor XXL
Reactor XXL 23 dias atrás
why am i watching this now ....i used to skip physics class all the time
Lg Lg
Lg Lg 23 dias atrás
Wast of time...
Prabesh Joshi
Prabesh Joshi 23 dias atrás
Дави Силваз
Дави Силваз 23 dias atrás
Tesla was one of the smartest persons that have ever lived but he was too arrogant
Pascal Gallot
Pascal Gallot 23 dias atrás
Un , des Meilleur dès son temps
RageNugget 23 dias atrás
Wouldnt the RPM go down itself by itself when hooking up a load? I get that the tubine also needs a minimum RPM to work well. Do we know how much it is?
Brain Dra
Brain Dra 23 dias atrás
golden ratio
Paul Vigil
Paul Vigil 23 dias atrás
Use titanium
Paul Vigil
Paul Vigil 23 dias atrás
My fan clutch
Jerry 23 dias atrás
There's a reason he was discredited & attacked financially. He was too genius for being not for profit but rather for humanity. That mentality is dangerous to those in power, especially those at the time, like Edison the Thief & J.P. Morgan
theawesomone 23 dias atrás
yo, what you doin measuring tip velocity in mach number? thats hella confusing bro. What does that even mean when the fluid is moving too?
Jaap van der Velde
Jaap van der Velde 23 dias atrás
It's ingenious, but in spite all the Tesla-fanboism on display, the prizes in engineering should go to the solutions that can actually be built and work efficiently. The Tesla turbine is great in theory (with currently impossible material science), but in practice only of use in edge cases (like pumping viscous fluids, or fluids with large particulate matter). In a sense, the Tesla turbine is like the space elevator: the best solution to a problem, if it weren't for the fact that we have no idea how to come up with the materials required, or if that's even physically possible under conditions on Earth.
Binh Tran
Binh Tran 23 dias atrás
Ok ಡ ͜ ʖ ಡ
Ok ಡ ͜ ʖ ಡ 24 dias atrás
The man change the world
Dave Kauffman
Dave Kauffman 24 dias atrás
Mr Tesla was an electrical genius, he should have stayed focused on electrical inventions. I'm not impressed, the amount of energy required to do useful work with this turbine could be harnessed in better ways to do even more work.
Tristan 24 dias atrás
I remember doing this as a kid with the hose. But just with the disk or wheel and the hose.
Soumyadip Sur
Soumyadip Sur 24 dias atrás
To hot to handle. ! 😂
Dude Of Hazmat
Dude Of Hazmat 24 dias atrás
This dude had an alien brain transplanted inside his skull. Lol
Alex Alex
Alex Alex 24 dias atrás
It's easy create Teslas turbine with needed rpm. And you dont need create 3 meter disks. Even I can create design for this turbines. Just say
Dave john.
Dave john. 24 dias atrás
due to some weird fact i had guessed the physics behind it correctly but i am not good in physics
Flat Earth
Flat Earth 24 dias atrás
nidal idais
nidal idais 24 dias atrás
Good work, how this graphic are made
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