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impulse turbine

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a turbine in which the expansion of the fluid, often steam, is completed in a static nozzle, the torque being produced by the change in momentum of the fluid impinging on curved rotor blades. Compare reaction turbine
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Noun1.impulse turbine - a turbine that is driven by jets direct against the bladesimpulse turbine - a turbine that is driven by jets direct against the blades
turbine - rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate
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The project consists of a small diversion dam and intake, a 4,500 HDPE penstock, a sixteen- by forty-foot powerhouse expansion, a Pelton Impulse Turbine, and five thousand feet of access road.
BMW's second generation Turbosteamer [42] adopted a specifically designed two-stage impulse turbine integrated with an electric generator for their RC system, see Figure 8.
Charles Curtis, a Columbia-educated engineer and lawyer, held a patent for a multiple stage impulse turbine.
Thus, the entire gas turbine assembly consists of only two relatively easy-to-manufacture components: the rotating centrifugal compressor and impulse turbine wheel, which is directly coupled to the generator/starter motor, and the combustor and nozzle shroud, which also holds the utility line connections.