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The Tesla turbine is a bladeless centripetal flow turbine patented by Nikola Tesla in 1913. [1]

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Adhesion is the tendency of dissimilar particles or surfaces to cling to one another (cohesion refers to the tendency of similar or identical particles/surfaces to cling to one another).

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Biomedical engineering

Biomedical engineering (BME) is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology for healthcare purposes (e.g. diagnostic or therapeutic).

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Boundary layer

In physics and fluid mechanics, a boundary layer is an important concept and refers to the layer of fluid in the immediate vicinity of a bounding surface where the effects of viscosity are significant.

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Carnot cycle

The Carnot cycle is a theoretical thermodynamic cycle proposed by French physicist Sadi Carnot in 1824 and expanded upon by others in the 1830s and 1840s.

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Centrifugal pump

Centrifugal pumps are a sub-class of dynamic axisymmetric work-absorbing turbomachinery.

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Coandă effect

The Coandă effect is the tendency of a fluid jet to stay attached to a convex surface.

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Compressed air

Compressed air is air kept under a pressure that is greater than atmospheric pressure.

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Compression (physics)

In mechanics, compression is the application of balanced inward ("pushing") forces to different points on a material or structure, that is, forces with no net sum or torque directed so as to reduce its size in one or more directions.

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Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.

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Enthalpy is a property of a thermodynamic system.

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In physics, a fluid is a substance that continually deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress.

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Geothermal power

Geothermal power is power generated by geothermal energy.

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Gloucester is a city and district in Gloucestershire, England, of which it is the county town.

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A horsepower-hour (hph or hp⋅h) is an outdated unit of energy, not used in the SI system of units.

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In the differential geometry of curves, an involute (also known as evolvent) is a curve obtained from another given curve by one of two methods.

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Isentropic process

In thermodynamics, an isentropic process is an idealized thermodynamic process that is both adiabatic and reversible.

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List of Nikola Tesla patents

Nikola Tesla was an inventor who obtained around 300 patents worldwide for his inventions.

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List of Nikola Tesla writings

Tesla wrote a number of books and articles for magazines and journals.

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Ludwig Prandtl

Ludwig Prandtl (4 February 1875 – 15 August 1953) was a German engineer.

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Materials science

The interdisciplinary field of materials science, also commonly termed materials science and engineering is the design and discovery of new materials, particularly solids.

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Metallurgy is a domain of materials science and engineering that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their inter-metallic compounds, and their mixtures, which are called alloys.

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Milan (Milano; Milan) is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome, with the city proper having a population of 1,380,873 while its province-level municipality has a population of 3,235,000.

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Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States.

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Munising, Michigan

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan.

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (Никола Тесла; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.

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A nozzle is a device designed to control the direction or characteristics of a fluid flow (especially to increase velocity) as it exits (or enters) an enclosed chamber or pipe.

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.

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The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format developed in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems.

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Pressure (symbol: p or P) is the force applied perpendicular to the surface of an object per unit area over which that force is distributed.

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A pump is a device that moves fluids (liquids or gases), or sometimes slurries, by mechanical action.

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Radial turbine

A radial turbine is a turbine in which the flow of the working fluid is radial to the shaft.

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Solar energy

Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis.

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The stator is the stationary part of a rotary system, found in electric generators, electric motors, sirens, mud motors or biological rotors.

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Steam turbine

A steam turbine is a device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and uses it to do mechanical work on a rotating output shaft.

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Temperature is a physical quantity expressing hot and cold.

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Tesla coil

A Tesla coil is an electrical resonant transformer circuit designed by inventor Nikola Tesla in 1891.

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The World's Work

The World's Work (1900–1932) was a monthly magazine that covered national affairs from a pro-business point of view.

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Thermal efficiency

In thermodynamics, the thermal efficiency (\eta_ \) is a dimensionless performance measure of a device that uses thermal energy, such as an internal combustion engine, a steam turbine or a steam engine, a boiler, furnace, or a refrigerator for example.

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A turbine (from the Latin turbo, a vortex, related to the Greek τύρβη, tyrbē, meaning "turbulence") is a rotary mechanical device that extracts energy from a fluid flow and converts it into useful work.

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A turbocharger, or colloquially turbo, is a turbine-driven forced induction device that increases an internal combustion engine's efficiency and power output by forcing extra air into the combustion chamber.

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Ventricular assist device

A ventricular assist device (VAD) is an electromechanical device for assisting cardiac circulation, which is used either to partially or to completely replace the function of a failing heart.

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The viscosity of a fluid is the measure of its resistance to gradual deformation by shear stress or tensile stress.

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Volute (pump)

The volute of a centrifugal pump is the casing that receives the fluid being pumped by the impeller, slowing down the fluid's rate of flow.

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Wind turbine

A wind turbine is a device that converts the wind's kinetic energy into electrical energy.

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