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  1. Thank you everyone for helping regarding my project. I have done some more research that's why there was break in replying to this thread. Now I am thinking on different angle and all depends on one assumption that I am going to ask in this thread. Then I will update here some more details of project so you people may have more idea what I want to do. Can you give me your opinion about the following: 1. One 5-10 feet wide canal with at least 2-3 feet deep water coming non-stop 2. Canal length = 400 feet 3. Canal slope = 30 feet. It means from one side canal is 30 feet higher than ground and on second side canal is at ground. It might be like a falling bridge. So above is great slope and water is coming regularly without stop with full pressure. 1. Wheel and canal width is like this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99oH5rizH7k I mean canal width is according to wheel so there is no extra water flowing just for nothing. Water flowing is creating force. 2. Another example of wheels is a row here at wider canal but wheels are rotating fast and lifting good amount of water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAwQWJJqxwI specially you can see at around 1:00 that water slope or flow is not huge just with normal water flow, 3 wheels in a row are moving. I can assume more water flow than this in my canal. Another example here about water flow and how much wheels are dipped https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h89GLpOABzs So what you people think that if wheel and canal width is according to each other i.e. water is not flowing extra from right/left and there is 20-30 feet slope from start to end of 400 feet canal and there are 20 wheels of 20 feet diameter in a row, can each wheel lift 2%-3% of flow water? There might be around 100,000 gpm water flow in a canal coming from 30 (or 20 feet if 20 feet is fine) feet height. 100,000 gpm is big flow and this water should rotate wheels very fast. Since I want to lift water at 200-250 feet height so this is not possible to make wheels of 200-250 diameter just to lift 2-3% of flowing water (although earlier I was thinking to make each wheel of 200-250 diameter). Because if each wheel is 200-250 diameter wheel then for just 5 wheels I need 1100 feet canal that's very hard to manage and big wheels to manage. Now I am thinking of around 20-30 feet diameter wheels which can move piston like this wheel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYxansqNH7A and then that piston can lift water at 200-250 height. So wheels height and paddles are created in such way that water force can move piston which can lift maximum weight. So in short do you think that 1 wheel can lift 2%-3% of flowing water? I will update more here about my project and what I am thinking but first I need opinion on above question. Shaks
  2. No, I am not looking for this answer. Can you read previous posts/ Shaks
  3. Just additional comments that I am not trying to make Perpetual motion machine that is impossible. What I am trying to do is to minimum cost of water lifting. I mean lift as much water as possible by these wheels (electric powered or water powered) and then use traditional pumps for remaining water. These wheels will cost one time and will save much money in long run. Shaks
  4. Water is used for some amusement rides/boats/etc at different heights like 100 feet high. Shaks
  5. You yourself (and another person also) mentioned this idea and I thought it will help that's why I am working on this. Anyhow thank you for you time, I am sure someone will help here. Shaks
  6. So, you can't help anymore regarding calculating force of flowing water. The purpose is for example lift as much water as it can be by installing like 10 wheels in a row. Same water is flowing and each wheel is lifting some water. Installation cost of these wheels is one time cost however pumping cost is daily running cost. So first attempt is to make such setup which can lift water by consuming less electricity (not free, I said less) as compare to traditional pumps. Even if 10 wheels can lift 30%-40% of total flowing water (like 20,000 gpm coming in main pool and then flowing out towards wheels) then its not bad deal. And rest can be lifted with some other mechanism or traditional pumps. In this case at least 30%-40% pumping cost will be saved for forever. Anybody help here? Shaks If each wheel can lift 5% of water flowing under wheel, then its not bad deal. 10 wheels x 5% = 50% of total water coming out from main pool. Shaks
  7. No, it can't be. Powering water wheel with flowing water is good idea, I want to work more on this. I mean want to find force of flowing water and then calculate at what speed water can rotate water wheel to lift water. Shaks
  8. Wonderful, I started this thread for same purpose to develop such setup to lift water which take less running cost as compare to traditional pumps. Turbines and pelton wheels are irrelevant for current project. How do you connect these to lift water without using electricity? Shas
  9. Water from all slides/rides is collected in a central pool from where we can take it anywhere. Its around 20,000 gpm (gallon per minute) coming in central pool. I did not mention to start from bottom of water slide. Any idea how to calculate force of flowing water i.e. we can make geological location according to requirement. You give you idea how it should be to achieve the goal? Shaks I found this http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/water/tadd/images/WaterPhysics.pdfand reading, might be there is something related to my concern. Shaks
  10. Actually I create this diagram in hurry because I will be busy and can create proper diagram with amount of flow after few hours so I posted it so I can get some feedback while I am out. Ignore that I will create that again and make it equal to canal height. Make it wider so water stores there and then flow out with pressure. There is also idea to make canal a little narrow at end to create pressure. Hopefully you got the idea/concept, what do you say about this, will this work something. I mean create pressure with slob and some kind of physical building and canals and then water moves to next wheel. Shaks
  11. This is good info and I will try to explore it. I like this idea. The first priority is to "rotate water wheel" with "flowing water". Now the question is how much water required to rotate such wheel? I mean following: 1. How much water flow required 2. Above water flow can rotate how big wheel 3. How much water can be lifted in one round I think this is good idea, I created one diagram of my idea regarding flowing water. Will this work i.e. we can create slob to create pressure in water flow so wheel may be rotated but the question is how to measure force of flowing water? How to measure force of flowing water or kinetic energy or potential energy of flowing water? Any idea on this? What are equations to calculate "energy" and "power" as you mentioned? Shaks
  12. Everyone says this but no one mention all steps how to make correct calculation? Can you tell me? I want to calculate water wheel on "circular motion" rules not "linear motion" rules. If you want to help, you can tell me from where to start and how to find required power to rotate? Shaks
  13. Simple, because still I did not get answer. If you have reply here.
  14. I am looking for same answer. Wheel diameter: 30 meter Water mass: 100,000 kg Speed: 1 round in 10 minutes Driven by: electric motor 100,000 kg water = 26,417 gallon per round (1 gallon = 3.78541 liter/kg) 26,417 gallon / 10 minutes = 2,641 gallon per minute (gpm) I found formula of calculating pump power according to gpm. Motor HP = (height in feet * gpm) / 3960 Motor HP = (98.42 x 2641) / 3960 = 65.64 HP = 48.95 KW So if traditional pumps are used to lift 2,641 gpm then estimated 48.95 KW motor is required. Any idea if same amount of water is lifted by water wheel then how much electricity will be required? I believe that moving wheel from rest to required speed will take same electricity but once wheel get momentum then it should take less electricity to keep that momentum/speed? Shaks
  15. I have one project of developing setup to lift heavy water at some height. A setup that take less energy as compare to traditional water pumps. I was searching on net and I found giant "water wheels" of ancient times to lift water. Like this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norias_of_Hama Is this possible to rotate this with electric motor and make setup to lift water which is efficient than traditional water pumps? I was thinking that due to circular motion, inertia, momentum, centripetal force, etc might be this can be more efficient than traditional water pumps!. I thought it may require more power to move it from rest but once wheel gets momentum then it requires less power as compare to moving from rest. For example: Wheel diameter: 30 meter Water mass: 100,000 kg Speed: 1 round in 10 minutes Driven by: electric motor I don't have any physics background so please excuse me if you feel this is stupid idea. Please give your opinion on this? Shaks
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