How does hydrodynamic power work?

Question: How does hydrodynamic power work?

Answer: The term hydrodynamics really has the same meaning as fluid dynamics specifically relating to water. It’s the flow of water therefore hydrodynamic power is any power generated from the flow of water. This could be hydroelectric dams, tidal power, wave power, and so on. So, to answer your question of how hydrodynamic power works it depends on which hydrodynamic power you’re interested in. Dams resist the flow of water while letting through a controlled amount to power turbines, tidal power uses the tides which are created by the gravitational pull on the ocean by the moon and to a lesser extent the sun to power turbines, and wave power uses the oscillation of waves to power electrical generators.

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