Hydraulicity 5: Flow Restrictor, Pressures and Flows
The PerPump ™ aka Fountain of Heron with flow restrictor. Effects of gas pressure and waterhead on performance. The system could function for a _long_ time with properly sized reservoirs. Where does the energy come from to run it? Anyone? You… there in the back, the ugly fellow with the ragged moustaches, speak up!! That is right Sir… it comes from your breakfast. And before that from the plants that fed your animals and before that from the source of all life’s energies, old Sol, our nearest star. A relatively large machine, with no input but its precharge, with a relatively small but constant power output that could drive an overshot wheel or a small Pelton turbine or a hydraulic pump, or push water into another similarly constructed system might be an interesting arrangement to examine. If you get my drift. Are we starting to see through the blizzard yet?