Definition of Reaction turbine

1. Noun. A turbine with blades arranged to develop torque from gradual decrease of steam pressure from inlet to exhaust.

Generic synonyms: Turbine

Definition of Reaction turbine

1. Noun. a power-generation prime mover having nozzles mounted on the moving element; turned by the reaction of the issuing fluid jet ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reaction Turbine

reaction engine
reaction formation
reaction intermediate
reaction mechanism
reaction mechanisms
reaction mixture
reaction mixtures
reaction of degeneration
reaction of identity
reaction of nonidentity
reaction of partial identity
reaction propulsion
reaction quotient
reaction save
reaction time
reaction turbine (current term)
reaction turbines
reaction vessel
reaction vessels

Literary usage of Reaction turbine

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"In the reaction turbine all parts are filled with moving water, while in the impulse ... A reaction turbine is driven by the dynamic pressure of the water, ..."

2. Steam Power Plant Engineering by George Frederick Gebhardt (1917)
"In the Westinghouse compound turbine the high-pressure element is practically a typical single-cylinder reaction turbine and the low- pressure element is a ..."

3. Hydraulics by Robert Long Daugherty (1919)
"CHAPTER XIV THEORY OF THE reaction turbine 141. Introductory Illustration.—The reaction turbine is so called because an important factor in its operation is ..."

4. Water Power Engineering: The Theory, Investigation and Development of Water by Daniel Webster Mead (1908)
"Graphical Relation of Energy and Velocity in reaction turbine. — The relations of the changes in velocity and in energy in the passage of water through a ..."

5. Treatise on Hydraulics by Mansfield Merriman, Thaddeus Merriman (1916)
"In a reaction turbine, however, the velocity of the entering water may be ... This is due to thc fact that in a reaction turbine the static pressure of the ..."

6. A Text-book on Hydraulics: Including an Outline of the Theory of Turbines by Leander Miller Hoskins (1906)
"The fundamental characteristic of a reaction turbine is the fact that the ... The general arrangement of a reaction turbine with radial outward flow (the ..."

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