# In a Pelton-wheel turbine, a stream of water is deflected by a series of blades so that the rate…

In a Pelton-wheel turbine, a stream of water is deflected by a series of blades so that the rate…

In a Pelton-wheel turbine, a stream of water is deflected by a series of blades so that the rate at which water is deflected by the blades is equal to the rate at which water issues from the nozzle (∆m/∆t 5 ArvA). Using the same notation as in Sample Prob. 14.7, (a) determine the velocity V of the blades for which maximum power is developed, (b) derive an expression for the maximum power, (c) derive an expression for the mechanical efficiency.

Prob. 14.7At an amusement park there are 200-kg bumper cars A, B, and C that have riders with masses of 40 kg, 60 kg, and 35 kg respectively. Car A is moving to the right with a velocity vA = 2 m/s and car C has a velocity vB = 1.5 m/s to the left, but car B is initially at rest. The coefficient of restitution between each car is 0.8. Determine the final velocity of each car, after all impacts, assuming (a) cars A and C hit car B at the same time, (b) car A hits car B before car C does

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