impulse-reaction turbine

A form of turbine in which hot, high-velocity gases produce an aerodynamic force as an impulse force as they move the turbine blades in the direction needed to spin the turbine blades. In this type of turbine, there is a stator vane and a rotor blade arrangement whereby the base area is an impulse design and the top is a reaction turbine.

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  • reaction turbine — noun a turbine with blades arranged to develop torque from gradual decrease of steam pressure from inlet to exhaust • Hypernyms: ↑turbine * * * noun : a turbine with rotating blades curved and arranged so as to develop torque from gradual… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reaction turbine — a turbine driven by the reactive force of a fluid passing through the rotor blades. Cf. impulse turbine. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Turbine — Tur bine, n. [L. turbo, inis, that which spins or whirls round, whirl.] 1. A water wheel, commonly horizontal, variously constructed, but usually having a series of curved floats or buckets, against which the water acts by its impulse or reaction …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turbine wheel — Turbine Tur bine, n. [L. turbo, inis, that which spins or whirls round, whirl.] 1. A water wheel, commonly horizontal, variously constructed, but usually having a series of curved floats or buckets, against which the water acts by its impulse or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turbine — /terr bin, buyn/, n. any of various machines having a rotor, usually with vanes or blades, driven by the pressure, momentum, or reactive thrust of a moving fluid, as steam, water, hot gases, or air, either occurring in the form of free jets or as …   Universalium

  • Turbine — A turbine is a rotary engine that extracts energy from a fluid flow. Claude Burdin (1788 1873) coined the term from the Latin turbo , or vortex, during an 1828 engineering competition. Benoit Fourneyron (1802 1867), a student of Claude Burdin,… …   Wikipedia

  • impulse turbine — noun a turbine that is driven by jets direct against the blades • Hypernyms: ↑turbine * * * noun : a turbine in which the rotor is driven by fluid jets impinging directly against the blades compare reaction turbine * * * a turbine moved by free… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Turbine hydraulique — Une turbine hydraulique à la centrale LG 1 du complexe La Grande au Québec. Une turbine hydraulique est une machine tournante qui produit une énergie mécanique à partir d eau en mouvement. Elle constitue le composant essentiel des centrales… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Turbine Pelton — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pelton (homonymie). Roue Pelton Une turbine Pelton est un type de turbine hydraulique utilisée dans les centrales hydroélectriques. El …   Wikipédia en Français

  • turbine — /ˈtɜbaɪn / (say terbuyn), Originally US / bən/ (say buhn) noun 1. any of a class of hydraulic motors in which a vaned wheel or runner is made to revolve by the impingement of a free jet of fluid (impulse turbine or action turbine) or by the… …   Australian English dictionary

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