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Basic Mechanical Engineering, 2e, 2nd Edition by Pravin Kumar

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CHAPTER 5

Steam and Gas Turbines

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, the student will be able:

  • To understand the utilization of heat energy of steam and flue gas in producing shaft/mechanical power
  • To demonstrate the construction and working of steam and gas turbines
  • To solve the design problems of steam and gas turbines
  • To describe the principle of working of the Rankine and Jule cycle
5.1 INTRODUCTION

The 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 ...

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