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Homework Help: Small steam turbines

  1. Sep 11, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Why are small steam turbine power plant more inefficient than larger ones? how does the size affect efficiency?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Sep 12, 2012 #2
    How familiar are you with turbine power plant operation. Are you familiar with common thermodynamic cycles and variations of them?
  4. Sep 12, 2012 #3
    Yes I'm familiar with them.
  5. Sep 12, 2012 #4
    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?
  6. Sep 13, 2012 #5
    Think about tip clearences.
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