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kóło nasiębierne i śródsiębierne

English translation: overshot and breastshot water wheel

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Polish term or phrase:kóło nasiębierne i śródsiębierne
English translation:overshot and breastshot water wheel
Entered by: Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
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19:07 Mar 14, 2018
Polish to English translations [PRO]
Geography
Polish term or phrase: kóło nasiębierne i śródsiębierne
Kontekst: Bardziej skomplikowane konstrukcje łączą zalety kół nasiębiernych i śródsiębiernych, a nawet pozwalają na zmianę kierunku wirowania.
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overshot and breastshot water wheel
Explanation:
Overshot
Vertical wheel with horizontal axle
The water hits near the top of the wheel and in front of the axle so that it turns away from the head race
Driving surfaces – buckets
Water – low volume, large head
Efficiency – 80 to 90%
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a8/Ov...

Breastshot
Vertical wheel with horizontal axle
The water hits the wheel roughly central, typically between one quarter and three quarters of the height.
Driving surfaces – buckets – carefully shaped to ensure that the water enters smoothly
Water – large volume, moderate head
Efficiency – 50 to 60%
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/Br...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_wheel
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Local time: 19:55
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overshot and breastshot water wheel


Explanation:
Overshot
Vertical wheel with horizontal axle
The water hits near the top of the wheel and in front of the axle so that it turns away from the head race
Driving surfaces – buckets
Water – low volume, large head
Efficiency – 80 to 90%
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a8/Ov...

Breastshot
Vertical wheel with horizontal axle
The water hits the wheel roughly central, typically between one quarter and three quarters of the height.
Driving surfaces – buckets – carefully shaped to ensure that the water enters smoothly
Water – large volume, moderate head
Efficiency – 50 to 60%
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/Br...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_wheel

Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
United States
Local time: 19:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 48
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