0
RESEARCH PAPERS

A Theoretical Analysis of Flow Through the Nucleating Stage in a Low Pressure Steam Turbine

[+] Author and Article Information
S. A. Skillings, P. T. Walters, R. Jackson

Central Electricity Research Laboratories, Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom

J. Turbomach 111(3), 236-243 (Jul 01, 1989) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3262261 History: Received March 01, 1988; Online November 09, 2009

Abstract

In order to improve steam efficiency and reliability, the phenomena associated with the formation and growth of water droplets must be understood. This paper describes a theoretical investigation into flow behavior in the nucleating stage, where the predictions of a one-dimensional theory are compared with measured turbine data. Results indicate that droplet sizes predicted by homogeneous condensation theory cannot be reconciled with measurements unless fluctuating shock waves arise. Heterogeneous effects and flow turbulence are also discussed along with their implications for the condensation process.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In