E3S Web Conf.
Volume 113, 2019SUPEHR19 SUstainable PolyEnergy generation and HaRvesting Volume 1
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Energy Micropolygeneration and Harvesting|
|Published online||21 August 2019|
Experimental, numerical and theoretical investigations of Tesla turbines
Department of Technical Thermodynamics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
b Institute of Thermodynamics, Faculty of Aviation and Aerospace Engineering, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
We use analytical, numerical and experimental methods to characterize the laminar flow inside a Tesla turbine rotor gap. A comparison based on one particular set of operating conditions mutually validates the three approaches. The simplicity of the analytical flow model allows for a cost efficient optimization of the underlying turbine parameters. Performance charts exhibit general trends and serve as a guide for preliminary turbine design and optimization. In terms of the ratio of half the gap width to inlet radius and the ratio of outletto inlet radius, the designer of a tesla turbine has to find a compromise between optimal efficiency and optimal power output.
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