English Title

Research on the effect of a hydraulic machine proposed by M. Segner, professor at Gottingen

Authors

Leonhard Euler

Enestrom Number

179

Fuss Index

578

Original Language

French

Published as

Journal article

Published Date

1752

Written Date

1751

Archive Notes

Also see E202.

Content Summary

In this work, Euler gives a complete hydraulic analysis, an early example of the theory of relative motion. He also shows that very high speeds are necessary for good efficiency. He argues that "by means of fixed conducting tubes, adjust the incoming velocity of the water so that the speed of efflux relative to the rotor is zero;" in this way, the theorietical efficiency will be "100% at the desired speed of operation." Euler expounds on this idea in greater detail in E222 and in E259. (Based on Clifford Truesdell's introduction to Opera Omnia Series II, Volume 12.)

Original Source Citation

Mémoires de l'académie des sciences de Berlin, Volume 6, pp. 311-354.

Opera Omnia Citation

Series 2, Volume 15, pp.1-39.

Record Created

2018-09-25

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