Quote by derekbeau
P = Mgh
P = 1710000 * 9.81 * 100
and I got 1677510000 (watts?)
Well that wasnt the right answer, so i tried converting to kilowatthours
1677510000 W / 3600000 J = 465.975 kWh
Still not right.
I think my problem is because either the height of the water is changing, or i am using an incorrect height. I dont know. But any help would be great. (it is due tomorrow)
Thanks

The link does not work.
Anyway, the power obtained in the turbine is:
[tex]W=Q*\Delta P_o[/tex]; where [Q]=[m^3/s] is the volumetric flow; [P_o]=[Pa] is the total pressure in both sides of the turbine.
In your case: [tex]P_{oentrance}P_{oexit}=P_a+\rho g H[/tex]P_a[/tex]
So that: [tex]W=\rho g H Q[/tex] where the units are:
[tex] [W]=\frac{Kg}{m^3} * \frac{m}{s^2}* m *\frac{m^3}{s}=\frac{J}{s}=Watt[/tex]
You said it doesn't work. Although the height of the reservoir is changing, in my opinion that change is cuasisteady, so that the turbine power also changes with time W=W(H(t)). I need to view the drawing of your link to answer you better.