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The Tesla turbine seems to offer several points of attractiveness when applied to low-power applications. Indeed, it is a simple, reliable, and low cost machine. The principle of operation of the turbine relies on the exchange of momentum due to the shear forces originated by the flow of the fluid through a tight gap among closely stacked disks. This turbine was firstly developed by Tesla at the beginning of the 20 th century, but it did not stir up much attention due to the strong drivedoi:10.2298/tsci160601170m fatcat:5cueuywcpfe55o3qss6fr2623m