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Offline CG

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Gravity Turbine
« on: February 12, 2022, 03:07:07 pm »
Just thinking. 100 pounds of water falling is 100 pounds. Why let the water go by after hitting the first turbine without using it again?

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Offline Caleb

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Re: Gravity Turbine
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2022, 10:35:57 am »
My guess is that you would get the same total amount of energy as a single turbine, but in smaller chunks.

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Re: Gravity Turbine
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2022, 10:58:10 am »
I realize that the rate of flow would be modifed by each turbine in the series, but like i said 100 pounds of water is 100 pounds and the turbines can't change that.
After the 100 pounds leave one turbine and is loaded onto the next it should do the same thing
Space them farther apart.
The energy would be removed by each successive turbine but the weight is still there.
The gravity doesn't go away.
Change the water to a rope connected to each turbines pulley.
Replace the water with a 100 pound rock passed from one turbine to the next.
In an electrical circuit multiple wires connected to a feed wire will all get the same voltage but the current would be pulled off each wire. Kirchoffs law.  The end wire would get the same voltage but no current.
Put a wind turbine behind another wind turbine , far enough back in the corridor the the turbulance has subsided.
How about a collimator between turbines to minimize the turbulance.
The gravity and weight thing still bugs me, but I can see it in an electrical sense.

Speed is analogous to current ( rate of flow), weight is analogous to voltage (force).
« Last Edit: February 13, 2022, 02:25:44 pm by CG »