Gas Turbines

Authored by: Richard H. Bunce

Energy Conversion

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466584822
eBook ISBN: 9781315374192
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315374192-10

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Abstract

Gas turbines are steady-flow power machines in which a gas (usually air) is compressed, heated, and expanded for the purpose of generating power. The term turbine is the component that delivers power from the gas as it expands; it is also called an expander. The term gas turbine refers to a complete power machine. The term gas turbine is often shortened to simply turbine, which can lead to confusion with the term for an expander.

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