I'm building a water impulse turbine. The tubine is 10 inches in daimeter, receives 100 psi water flow and moves a shaft at 1600 rpm. I want to know how many horse power it may produce.
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From an old fluid mechanics text:
Power =Flow * Density * (Jet Vel-BladeTip Vel) [1-Cos(BladeTip Angle)]
you have to use consistent units.
All I want to know are the elements I have to take into consideration to calculate hp in a water impulse turbine. Something like: water flow by xxx by bba equal to hp.
Thanks a lot.
You'll have to test it. It is the same for calculating pump horse power.
So if you have a 2 HP pump delvering 100 psi at your flow, that will be close to what you get in your set up,