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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

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

English Electric built Gas Turbine experimental locomotive GT3 seen at Whitchurch in the company of 'Peak' D10, 1/61.

English Electric built Gas Turbine experimental locomotive GT3 seen at Whitchurch in the company of 'Peak' D10, 1/61.

How does a Steam Turbine Work

How does a Steam Turbine Work

Steam turbine and generator rotors on the floor inside Building 60 at #GE Schenectady plant circa 1927.

Steam turbine and generator rotors on the floor inside Building 60 at #GE Schenectady plant circa 1927.

Inquiry Engineering Lab: from STEMmom.org provides an entire lesson plan and group of activities for learning about wind power.  Learn more about this energy source while creating at-home wind turbines out of a collection of household items.

Inquiry Engineering Lab: from STEMmom.org provides an entire lesson plan and group of activities for learning about wind power. Learn more about this energy source while creating at-home wind turbines out of a collection of household items.

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.

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.

Ljungström steam turbine locomotive 1925 - Steam turbine locomotive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ljungström steam turbine locomotive 1925 - Steam turbine locomotive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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