Open Source Pneumatic Trubine

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Basics

- A turbine that uses high pressure air to produce rotary motion

- Can be medium to large scale (the Open Source Tesla Turbine, or the Steam Engine would better suit smaller installations)



Used For

- Medium to Large Scale Power Generators

- Large Vehicles




Industy Standards

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Existing Open Source Designs

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Minimum Viable Product

- Scalable from medium size (larger backyard generators, to commercial generators) to large/super large size (Industrial Grade, Power Plant Grade, or Ship/Submarine Size)

- Made using the Open Source Digital Fabrication Construction Set, and/or the Open Source Metallurgy Construction Set

- As optimized as possible



Basic Design

Enclosure

- It holds everything together, and also provides the input and output ports


Turbine

- This converts the movment of the working fluid (air) into rotary motion


Axle

- This converts the movement of the turbine into rotarty motion


Universal Attachment Port

- This allows for easy attachment to the axle


Flywheel

- Provides a bit more stability in the movement of the turbine


Gearbox

- An optional gear reduction box (most likely using planetary gears) to give it more torque



BOM

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See Also

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Useful Links

- [Wikipedia Page on Pnuematic Turbines]