Tesla Turbine | The interesting physics behind it

Publicēšanas datums 3 jūn 2021
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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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  • Agge bagge

    Agge bagge

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  • ShanTo Bhai

    ShanTo Bhai

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    Tesla Love you

  • Geoff Jones

    Geoff Jones

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    All based on work done by Faraday. Tesla was just a self publicist.

  • Dremaro 29

    Dremaro 29

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    I didn't get why High rotating speed causes damage to the wheel

    • Uncle Nik

      Uncle Nik

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      @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 flew out of their sockets, every bone joint in his body became decoupled, and his balls were 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.

    • Drummer_Zay94


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      @Uncle Nik lol don’t be a dick dude, some people are just slow😂

    • Uncle Nik

      Uncle Nik

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      Think....it's fun.

    • Drummer_Zay94


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      Well it’s bound to get warped.. the material density can’t withstand speeds of 50000 RPM and it’s virtually impossible to engineer a machine to go the fast.

  • ScrewsNutsAndBolts


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    The man was a genius !

  • Zeen Alabdeen AL Gezany

    Zeen Alabdeen AL Gezany

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    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


    Pirms 4 dienām

    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

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      That was answered in the video, stupid.

  • cybernako088


    Pirms 4 dienām

    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

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    This is what the Egyptians were using

  • Ricky LaFleur

    Ricky LaFleur

    Pirms 5 dienām

    *_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

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    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.



    Pirms 5 dienām

    ⭐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

    Pirms 6 dienām

    He was the greatest inventor of all time.

  • Online Technology Today

    Online Technology Today

    Pirms 6 dienām

    One of the smartest men in the world, truly a

  • echokaminari777


    Pirms 6 dienām

    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

      Pirms 5 dienām

      Gabble gabble gabble...

  • Omar Medel

    Omar Medel

    Pirms 6 dienām

    also applies to the golden ratio



    Pirms 7 dienām

    Real Iron man



    Pirms 7 dienām

    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

    Pirms 7 dienām

    Amazing explain! It explode my mind, thanks for this video

  • Matthew Foster

    Matthew Foster

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    um, then dont do 3m disks. have multiple smaller disks. Isnt that what Tesla did with the SpaceX raptor engines?

  • Jester Zubrata

    Jester Zubrata

    Pirms 7 dienām

    Today if this turbine in use we can add more disk i mean over 30k rpm that crazy

  • AJz


    Pirms 8 dienām

    this video is like putting a script into an auto reader I'm sorry I can't watch this

  • Tommy. Bee. .

    Tommy. Bee. .

    Pirms 8 dienām

    Nicola..was. .very Spiritual

  • SuDa Soul

    SuDa Soul

    Pirms 9 dienām

    Very nice way to explain 🖤

  • John Mills

    John Mills

    Pirms 9 dienām

    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

    Pirms 10 dienām

    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

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    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

    Pirms 11 dienām

    just need to synthesis a super-alloy capable of running at 100,000RPM and boom 99.99% Efficiency woo

  • Sokwambi TV

    Sokwambi TV

    Pirms 13 dienām

    "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

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    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

    Pirms 13 dienām

    Tesla invented the flying disk he used his wireless towers to power it now they're self contained power source

  • Philip Syili

    Philip Syili

    Pirms 14 dienām

    I want to specially recommend you all to Dr Emuakhe on You tube,he cured me from Hiv.his natural herbal medicine is highly effective.

  • N Kliesow

    N Kliesow

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    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

    Pirms 14 dienām

    Very nice animation and explanation! Thank You!

  • Eric Nail

    Eric Nail

    Pirms 15 dienām

    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

  • Roland Gilmore

    Roland Gilmore

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    Are there not modern materials that can resist blade warping?

  • JPA55MOR3


    Pirms 16 dienām

    Tesla really thought he saw a pigeon with laser eyes talk to him then die in his arms.

  • Miroslav Vracar

    Miroslav Vracar

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  • Gee Wizz

    Gee Wizz

    Pirms 16 dienām

    My what a great world it could of been??????????
    Who changed that............🤣

  • The Anime Homie

    The Anime Homie

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    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


    Pirms 17 dienām

    Heat is another problem. Now a day, we have centrifugal pump, torque convert etc. work on such principle.

  • Peter Archbold

    Peter Archbold

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    Reduce rotor diameter.

  • red horse

    red horse

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    🤣🤣🤣 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

      Pirms 14 dienām

      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

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    Can they be utilized in a Zero G environment?

  • J D

    J D

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    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

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  • LuckyWheelie


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    Tesla SRBINE!

  • The_Touring Jedi

    The_Touring Jedi

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    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

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    AWESOME! Tesla is seriously under rated!

  • Timm Long

    Timm Long

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    If Tesla were alive today, we would have faster than light travel

  • cagdas güven

    cagdas güven

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    Is this theorethical engineering lol. Mechanism would be viable with a spesific new material designed for this application

  • Vineeth P

    Vineeth P

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    Tesla grown before science ❤

  • mihindu1967


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    How different is this Tesla turbine different from the turbo charger in automobile engines or the modern day steam turbines.

  • Giovanni P.

    Giovanni P.

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    How about this power generator? - 26 years after the company was closed down..? https://kenpedlar.weebly.com/what-has-ken-been-up-to.html?fbclid=IwAR2bn6kYH14O5h_5AKPSsBHkgPC25dW-w8iL0OVNBNM5QA6PmNC9-5DAxiM
    Dual axis rotor or 'inertialess' drive...

  • Guz


    Pirms 19 dienām

    Why this channel name weird now?

  • Abner Dancuart

    Abner Dancuart

    Pirms 19 dienām

    With Grapheno is possible to do it !

  • Bennie Chadwick

    Bennie Chadwick

    Pirms 19 dienām

    Tesla and DaVinci in today's world. We would be circling the sun on bicycles by now. LOL 😆

  • Gerardo Ciprian

    Gerardo Ciprian

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  • Ghost_user


    Pirms 19 dienām

    I heard if you name your company after this guy, people will think you invented electricity. Not discovered, invented

  • baguazhang2


    Pirms 19 dienām

    How about the highest quality carbon fiber, aerospace grade ceramics, or even synthetic sapphire disks?

  • Troy Broussard

    Troy Broussard

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  • Annabi Mohammed

    Annabi Mohammed

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    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

    Pirms 20 dienām

    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

    Pirms 20 dienām

    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

    Pirms 20 dienām

    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


    Pirms 20 dienām

    Tesla would of blue screened The Matrix

  • Boobindar Pussiya

    Boobindar Pussiya

    Pirms 20 dienām

    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

    Pirms 20 dienām

    Does this work in reverse? If you spin the flat plates does it generate thrust?

    • Raycar


      Pirms 19 dienām

      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


    Pirms 20 dienām

    When you score a strike at the bowling alley

  • Phillip Cleaver

    Phillip Cleaver

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    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

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    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


      Pirms 19 dienām

      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

    Pirms 21 dienas

    I didn't understood shit.

  • Xiao Luwan

    Xiao Luwan

    Pirms 21 dienas

    Maybe steel is the wrong material for the discs. Custom made ceramics or polymer maybe more suitable. Just layman thoughts.

  • Giorgio Tritto

    Giorgio Tritto

    Pirms 21 dienas

    You for sure know how to complicate something that is basic

  • joplimat


    Pirms 21 dienas

    Looks like a reverse cyclotron

  • Bueno Bueno Tv

    Bueno Bueno Tv

    Pirms 21 dienas

    Thank god for the creators

  • sive1231


    Pirms 21 dienas

    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

    Pirms 21 dienas

    why am i watching this now ....i used to skip physics class all the time

  • Lg Lg

    Lg Lg

    Pirms 21 dienas

    Wast of time...

  • Prabesh Joshi

    Prabesh Joshi

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  • Дави Силваз

    Дави Силваз

    Pirms 22 dienām

    Tesla was one of the smartest persons that have ever lived but he was too arrogant

  • Pascal Gallot

    Pascal Gallot

    Pirms 22 dienām

    Un , des Meilleur dès son temps

  • RageNugget


    Pirms 22 dienām

    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

    Pirms 22 dienām

    golden ratio

  • Paul Vigil

    Paul Vigil

    Pirms 22 dienām

    Use titanium

  • Paul Vigil

    Paul Vigil

    Pirms 22 dienām

    My fan clutch

  • Jerry


    Pirms 22 dienām

    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


    Pirms 22 dienām

    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

    Pirms 22 dienām

    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

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  • Ok ಡ ͜ ʖ ಡ

    Ok ಡ ͜ ʖ ಡ

    Pirms 22 dienām

    The man change the world

  • Dave Kauffman

    Dave Kauffman

    Pirms 22 dienām

    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


    Pirms 22 dienām

    I remember doing this as a kid with the hose. But just with the disk or wheel and the hose.

  • Soumyadip Sur

    Soumyadip Sur

    Pirms 22 dienām

    To hot to handle. ! 😂

  • Dude Of Hazmat

    Dude Of Hazmat

    Pirms 22 dienām

    This dude had an alien brain transplanted inside his skull. Lol

  • Alex Alex

    Alex Alex

    Pirms 22 dienām

    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.

    Pirms 23 dienām

    due to some weird fact i had guessed the physics behind it correctly but i am not good in physics

  • Flat Earth

    Flat Earth

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  • nidal idais

    nidal idais

    Pirms 23 dienām

    Good work, how this graphic are made

  • Stick Stixk

    Stick Stixk

    Pirms 23 dienām

    So really he was way way ahead of his time.