Consider the Pelton wheel turbine illustrated in Figs. 12.24, 12.25, 12.26, and 12.27. This kind of turbine is used to drive the oscillating sprinkler shown in Video V12.4. Explain how this kind of sprinkler is started, and subsequently operated at constant oscillating speed. What is the physical significance of the zero torque condition with the Pelton wheel rotating?



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