Tesla Turbine

A rotary engine consisting of multiple ported disks where high velocity gases enter tangentially through a wide nozzle at the periphery of the disks.

Tesla turbine efficiencies are quoted anywhere from 20 to 95%. The higher figure is for the turbine and neglects the losses flowing air into and out of the turbine discs.

See also: Engine, Gas Turbine.

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Subjects: Engines