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Small steam turbines

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Homework Statement


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


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How familiar are you with turbine power plant operation. Are you familiar with common thermodynamic cycles and variations of them?
 
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Yes I'm familiar with them.
 
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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?
 
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Think about tip clearences.
 

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