Small steam turbines

  • Thread starter TyErd
  • Start date
  • #1
TyErd
299
0

Homework Statement


Why are small steam turbine power plant more inefficient than larger ones? how does the size affect efficiency?


Homework Equations


-

The Attempt at a Solution


-
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
cmmcnamara
122
1
How familiar are you with turbine power plant operation. Are you familiar with common thermodynamic cycles and variations of them?
 
  • #3
TyErd
299
0
Yes I'm familiar with them.
 
  • #4
cmmcnamara
122
1
Can you think of how size might be a limiting factor on efficiency if you try to apply the reheat and regenerative cycles to smaller power plant?
 
  • #5
Jobrag
551
28
Think about tip clearences.
 

Suggested for: Small steam turbines

  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
502
  • Last Post
Replies
23
Views
1K
Replies
8
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
10
Views
700
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
1K
Replies
6
Views
308
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
2K
Replies
4
Views
148
Replies
3
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
603
Top