Vapour Power Cycles
- To know the limitations of Carnot power cycle
- To understand the basic Rankine cycle
- To know the modifications to the basic Rankine cycle, their limitations and advantages
- To understand the working of binary cycles, combined cycles and cogeneration
- To know the difference between practical cycles and the ideal cycles
- To conduct second law analysis of power cycles
In vapour power cycles, a vapour is used as the working substance. In a majority of vapour power cycles, the working fluid is water. Water is first converted to steam at high pressure and expanded in nozzles to provide a high velocity jet. This jet impinges on turbine blades to rotate them at high speeds and thus ...