Turbine Aerodynamic Design and Off-Design Performance

  • Meinhard T. Schobeiri


As briefly discussed in Chapter 13, within a turbine component, an exchange of mechanical energy (shaft work) with the surroundings takes place. In contrast to compressors, the total energy of the working medium is partially converted into shaft work, thus supplying necessary power to drive a variety of components. In base load power generation area the primary function of a turbine unit is to drive generators supplying the electricity. Considering a large steam turbine shown in Fig. 17.1, the power generation is accomplished by a series of multi-stage turbines that consists of a high pressure part (HP), an intermediate pressure part (IP), and a low pressure part (LP).


Turbine Stage Turbine Component Stagger Angle Expansion Diagram Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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