Steam Microturbines in Distributed Cogeneration

  • Jan Kiciński
  • Grzegorz Żywica

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jan Kiciński, Grzegorz Żywica
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jan Kiciński, Grzegorz Żywica
    Pages 17-37
  4. Jan Kiciński, Grzegorz Żywica
    Pages 39-111
  5. Jan Kiciński, Grzegorz Żywica
    Pages 113-164
  6. Jan Kiciński, Grzegorz Żywica
    Pages 165-212
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-219

About this book


This book presents the most recent trends and concepts in power engineering, especially with regard to prosumer and civic energy generation. In so doing, it draws widely on his experience gained during the development of steam microturbines for use in small combined heat and power stations based on the organic Rankine cycle (CHP-ORC). Major issues concerning the dynamic properties of mechanical systems, in particular rotating systems, are discussed, and the results obtained when using unconventional bearing systems, presented. Modeling and analysis of radial-flow and axial-flow microturbines are addressed in detail, covering rotor analysis with different bearing systems, simulation modal analysis, and stress analysis. Furthermore, experimental studies of the dynamic properties of microturbine elements are extensively described. Interest in distributed generation and CHP-ORC is growing rapidly, and the potential market for such systems promises to be very large. This book will be of value for engineers and scientists involved in the design, modeling, operation, and diagnostics of various types of turbomachinery, especially steam microturbines.


Axial-flow Microturbines CHP-ORC Civic Power Engineering Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Distributed Cogeneration Microturbine Modeling Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Radial-flow Microturbines Rotor Dynamics Unconventional Bearing Systems Vibration Analysis Vibration Measurements

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan Kiciński
    • 1
  • Grzegorz Żywica
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Fluid Flow-MachineryPolish Academy of SciencesGdanskPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Fluid-Flow MachineryPolish Academy of SciencesGdanskPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12017-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12018-8
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