Charles Algernon Parsons memorial plaque. Charles A. Parsons, O.M. K.C.B. F.R.S. D.Sc. LLD. D.C.L. 15 June 1854-11 February 1931, was the inventor of the Marine Steam Turbine Engine. The plaque was displayed in the Museum of Science and Engineering Exhibition Park. Newcastle Libraries, 017493, Flickr
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Two kinds of Steam Turbine. Most models will be "impulse" turbines due to the difficulties of producing the complex curves for a reaction turbine. Most commercial turbines are reaction. With an impulse turbine, steam velocity is everything, but there are tradeoffs. Steam is heated & can expand. In that case, providing more volume just before injection to the rotor blades converts as much heat as possible to velocity. So, a diverging nozzle (such as the "trumpet" nozzle) works better.