Overview of Steam Turbines
In Overview of Steam Turbines, you'll learn ...
- Basic types of steam turbines
- How to calculate steam pressure drop, heat drop and variations of steam velocity inside of steam turbines
- How to select steam turbines for specific configurations and needs
- Importance of the blade parameter and its effects on turbine performance
In Steam Turbines, the conceptual idea of steam turbines from their early development to the present and existing state is introduced. The course discusses how the curved blade of the turbine came into practice, its advantages over straight blades, various types of turbines including simple pulse turbines and impulse–reaction turbines, working principles, power production, efficiency, and mathematical equation formulation for each type of turbine. Constructional aspects, pressure drop, velocity changes inside the turbine blades and nozzles along with illustrations for all types of turbines are included to allow the learner to visualize the workings of each type of turbine.
Engineers who complete this course will also learn about criteria to use in the selection of the turbine best suited to their needs. The use of different blade materials are appraised for performing specific jobs such as anti-corrosiveness, hot hardness, wear, and abrasive resistance in high temperature environments. Mathematical equations are demonstrated to allow designers to arrive at different aspects of the turbine in actual practice. Both analytical and graphical approaches are utilized in solutions to aid the learner in understanding the material.
You should have knowledge of higher algebra, trigonometry, and calculus to fully understand and appreciate some of the principles in this course; however, the course quiz does not require the knowledge or use of higher mathematics.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Methods used to arrive at power equations, efficiency expressions, and conditions for maximum efficiency in all types of turbines
- The contribution of a change of blade profile to generating more power
- Maintenance tips for turbine blades
- Guidelines for the selection of the proper materials in order to avoid turbine blade failure
- How to generate solutions for problems associated with various types of turbines, including numerical equations for each type
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 16 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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