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impulse turbine

a turbine moved by free jets of fluid striking the blades of the rotor together with the axial flow of fluid through the rotor.
Compare reaction turbine.
1880-85 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for impulse turbine
  • The rotating section consists of a solid shaft, driven by a shaft mounted air impulse turbine.
  • The water-valve directs airflow to an impulse turbine with tandem rotors.
British Dictionary definitions for impulse turbine

impulse turbine

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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