reaction-turbine

reaction turbine

noun
a turbine driven by the reactive force of a fluid passing through the rotor blades.
Compare impulse turbine.


Origin:
1880–85

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reaction turbine
 
n
Compare impulse turbine a turbine in which the working fluid is accelerated by expansion in both the static nozzles and the rotor blades. Torque is produced by the momentum changes in the rotor and by reaction from fluid accelerating out of the rotor

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