What is turbine?

  • (noun): Rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate.


A turbine is a rotary mechanical device that extracts energy from a fluid flow and converts it into useful work. A turbine is a turbomachine with at least one moving part called a rotor assembly, which is a shaft or drum with blades attached. Moving fluid acts on the blades so that they move and impart rotational energy to the rotor. Early turbine examples are windmills and water wheels.

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Turbine Specific Speed
... specific speed value (radian/second) for a turbine is the speed of a geometrically similar turbine which would produce one unit of the specific speed of a ... This allows accurate calculations to be made of the turbine's performance for a range of heads ... Well-designed efficient machines typically use the following values Impulse turbines have the lowest ns values, typically ranging from 1 to 10, a Pelton wheel is typically around 4, Francis turbines fall ...
Lamma Winds - Technical Details
... February 2006, and was the first commercial-scale wind turbine in Hong Kong ... The wind turbine is a Nordex N50/800 kW model with a rotor diameter of 50 metres (160 ft), a nameplate capacity of 800 kilowatts (1,100 hp) and a capacity factor of about 13% which delivers an average output ... Before the construction of the wind turbine, Environmental Resources Management of Hong Kong analyzed its environmental impacts, and predicted no ...
CFE CFE738 - Specifications - Components
... Compressor Fan/Compressor Stages 1/5+1C Turbine High-Pressure Turbine/Low-Pressure Turbine Stages 2/3 ...
Turbine (disambiguation)
... A turbine is a rotary engine that extracts energy from a fluid flow ... Turbine may also refer to ...