# What is the difference between water power and turbine power

What is the difference between water power and turbine power? Do they have the same formula?

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What is the difference between water power and turbine power? Do they have the same formula?
Water power is pressure x rate of flow ,
This is the power which is goes through a water turbine and turbine power is out put from that particular turbine ,and the turbine power will be always less than water power because of losses

Ballena Joseph
anorlunda
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It is a matter of semantics. Is a water wheel a turbine? If you say yes, then there is no difference. If you say no, then there is a difference. (I say yes.)

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-a-water-wheel-and-an-electrical-turbine

Some people might say that pressure washing is water power.

So it is all in how you define the words.

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Water power is pressure x rate of flow ,
This is the power which is goes through a water turbine and turbine power is out put from that particular turbine ,and the turbine power will be always less than water power because of losses

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One is the output from the turbine, the other the input.

A turbine system needs a turbine. There are other ways of extracting work from a head / flow of water.
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/museum.htm

( Bottom right, but be prepared to lose a lot of time to bemused browsing... )

anorlunda
anorlunda
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A turbine system needs a turbine. There are other ways of extracting work from a head / flow of water.
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/museum.htm

( Bottom right, but be prepared to lose a lot of time to bemused browsing... )

Wow, that is a fun resource. Thanks for sharing. I think engineers of all kinds will enjoy browsing the very meny ways of generating power.