RE: [TeslaTurbine] Re: Tesla Turbine used as a Compressor?
- If you put both on a single shaft, use the low pressure to turn the smaller diameter turbine. Then the compressor should output a stream of gas at a higher velocity and the nozzle will compress this to a higher pressure. Note what I said before about the supersonic issue. If the pressure is high enough, you will need a Delavel type nozzle.
From: Shadow of the Redwood [mailto:priyaawara@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 7:15 PM
Subject: Re: [TeslaTurbine] Re: Tesla Turbine used as a Compressor?
Actually, If you look at tesla's patent, it is very similar to what you describe with the pulse jet engine. He used the "valvular conduit" as a backflow prevention device and fed combustibles into the chamber.
just so I understand you right... you want to use compressed air (50-100 PSI) to run an air compressor that would compress air to a higher PSI?
Yes, similar to a Jet engine, multi-stage compressor.
Just thinking it over in my head, it seems like you would use the larger disk pack on the lower PSI side.
However, if the packs are on the same shaft, both packs would travel at the same speed and you would not gain any pressure.
It seems to me, that you would need to have some gear reduction system that would drive the smaller pack at a higher rpm.
telknordragon <telknordragon@ yahoo.com> wrote:--- In TeslaTurbine@ yahoogroups. com, Shadow of the Redwood
<priyaawara@ ...> wrote:
> I don't see any reason why not.
> Make sure to optimize your disk spacing for the medium you are
working with... I have seen some figures around here that range from
7-20 thousanths, depending on if you are using air, steam or water.
> ... If you are running it "backwards" what are you running it on?
Well Pri I was thinking of a 6inch turbine coupled to a 10inch one.
The 6inch one being powered by compressed air and the 10inch one
compressing the air into tanks. Or would the turbine disk be the
other way around with the 6 inch compressing and the 10inch being
powered? Basic idea of what I'm trying to do is like a Jet engine
with air storage tanks holding air in place of a jet's combustion
chamber. Though I don't see why one couldn't put a combustion chamber
and make Tesla Turbine Jet drive. I've seen one Tesla Turbine powered
by a pulse-jet engine. The guy did not disclose the materials that
the turbine was made of and did say that the turbine disk stack was
destroyed in a later run when he hit higher RPMs than the materials