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Basic Mechanical Engineering by Pravin Kumar

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5

Steam Engine, Steam and Gas Turbines

Chapter Objectives

In this chapter, you will learn about:

  • Introduction to steam turbines
  • Classification of steam turbine and compounding of impulse turbine
  • Difference between impulse and reaction turbines
  • Introduction to gas turbines
  • Open cycle and close cycle gas turbine
  • Application of Joule/Brayton thermodynamic cycle
5.1  INTRODUCTION TO STEAM POWER SYSTEMS

Steam power system is a system in which the heat energy of the steam is used to produce mechanical power. Various types of fuels (coal, diesel, natural gas, geothermal, nuclear, etc.) are used to produce the high quality of steam, i.e., superheated steam and then the thermodynamic expansion process is used to convert the heat energy of the steam ...

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