Hydraulic energy is the energy that is derived from the force of the water in motion, which can be exploited for different purposes.Before is the electricity was something common, hydropower was used for irrigation, the operation of various machines, such as Mills water, springs, textile machines, etc.There are many and various ways in which the power of the water is currently used or that are under development. Some uses are only mechanical but it is mainly used to generate electricity. This great range of applications include: water wheels: used since hundreds of years ago to move mills and machinery. Hydroelectricity: always in reference to hydroelectric dams. partial discharges hydropower without dams: here captures the kinetic of rivers, streams and oceans energy and tidal energy: capture the horizontal power of the tides.Hydraulic energy, better known as hydroelectric supplies currently 715,000 megawatts of electricity, which represents 19% of global consumption. Large dams are still designing and building.

The world’s largest is the Three Gorges, located in the third largest in the world, the Yangtze River River. The turbine is a rotary engine that converts the energy of a stream of water, steam or gas into mechanical energy. The basic element is the wheel or rotor, that counts with shovels, propellers, blades placed around its circumference, in a manner such that the moving fluid produces a tangential force that drives the wheel and turning the.This mechanical energy is transferred through a shaft to provide the movement of a machine, compressor, electric generator, or a propeller. Original author and source of the article

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