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Energy and Power Generation Handbook: Established and Emerging Technologies

K. R. Rao
K. R. Rao
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The fundamental design concepts embodied in steam turbines and generators are fairly simple—allow high pressure steam to expand through a series of blades mounted to a rotating member to extract thermal energy from pressurized steam and convert it to mechanical energy in the form of torque. Then utilize this torque to rotate a large electromagnet past a series of conductors to produce current flow in the conductors—pretty simple. However, as simple as this seems, these are very complicated machines that involve essentially all aspects of engineering—statics and dynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, ferrous and nonferrous metallurgy, organic and inorganic...

25.1 Introduction
25.2 Non-destructive Inspection Methods
25.3 Turbine Design and Component Overview
25.4 Turbine Components Requiring Periodic Life Assessment
25.5 Rotor Forging Assessment
25.6 Turbine Disks
25.7 Disk Rim Blade Attachment Dovetails
25.8 Solid (Unbored) Turbine Rotors
25.9 Generator Rotors
25.10 Generator Rotor Retaining Rings
25.11 Generator Rotor Tooth-Top Cracking
25.12 Material Properties Characterization
25.13 Inspection Validation
25.14 Repairs
25.15 References
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