Q: Is a turbine a turbomachine with at least one moving part called a rotor assembly? ¶
A: Yes, and which is a shaft or drum with blades attached.
Q: Are turbines often part of a larger machine? ¶
Q: Is a turbine used to generate electricity? ¶
A: Yes, and which then powers an electric motor connected to the mechanical load.
Q: Are turbines better suited to higher flow velocities or applications where the fluid head is low? ¶
Q: Is a turbine slightly higher than the equivalent impulse turbine for the same thermal energy conversion? ¶
Q: Were turbines traditionally more impulse but continue to move towards reaction designs similar to those used in gas turbines? ¶
Q: Are turbines used for the generation of electricity in thermal power plants? ¶
A: Yes, such as plants using coal, fuel oil or nuclear fuel.
Q: Is a turbine its specific speed? ¶
Q: Is a turbine given both to British engineer Sir Charles Parsons for invention of the reaction turbine? ¶
A: Yes, and to Swedish engineer Gustaf de Laval for invention of the impulse turbine.
Q: Are turbines sometimes referred to as turbine engines? ¶
Q: Are turbines most efficient for use in cases where the flow is low and the inlet pressure is high? ¶
Q: Is a turbine a water turbine which uses the principle of the Archimedean screw to convert the potential energy of water on an upstream level into kinetic energy? ¶