Steam turbine © By Wilfried Wittkowsky (Wittkowsky at German Wikipedia) - Own work (Transferred from de.wikipedia to Commons.), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2490682 CC BY-SA 3.0

Steam turbine

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A decommissioned low-pressure turbine rotor from the Unterweser nuclear power plant is shown.

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2018-03-05
A steam turbine converts the thermal energy of steam into mechanical energy. The energy of the steam flow is transferred to the blades of the turbine. In order to utilize the energy of the steam to the maximum possible extent and so optimize the efficiency of the turbine, the turbine is built with several stages. The design of the individual turbine blades is also subject to constant improvement in order to increase the efficiency of the energy conversion. In power plants, the steam turbine is coupled to a generator that converts the mechanical energy into electrical energy.

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The relative sizes of a person and a turbine are highlighted in this photo.
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Physics; Technology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Energy; Power generation; Power plant; Turbine
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By Wilfried Wittkowsky (Wittkowsky at German Wikipedia) - Own work (Transferred from de.wikipedia to Commons.), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2490682
© By Wilfried Wittkowsky (Wittkowsky at German Wikipedia) - Own work (Transferred from de.wikipedia to Commons.), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2490682
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