Steam Turbine Design

Learning objectives

  • Describe the energy conversion taking place in a steam turbine
  • Explain the difference between impulse and reaction blading, and identify where each is found in a steam turbine
  • Discuss the design characteristics of a steam turbine casing
  • Explain the difference between thrust bearings and journal bearings, and identify where each is found in a typical steam turbine
  • Recall the steam flow path through a high, intermediate, and low-pressure turbine

Course overview

When you complete this lesson, you will be able to describe the basic components that comprise a typical steam turbine and explain the purpose of each. In addition, you will be able to trace the steam flow path through a typical steam turbine.

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