impulse turbine


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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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A typical marine turbocharger consists of a single stage impulse turbine, which is connected to a centrifugal impeller with a shaft as a medium in between the two.
The second is an impulse turbine, or Pelton wheel, which was used extensively in the west.
Gustav de Laval had tried to use a Hero-type reaction turbine to drive his high speed cream separator, but he rejected it and instead developed the impulse turbine that bears his name.