"This study analyzes the effect of inlet pressures, internal turbine efficiencies, pump efficiencies, extraction pressures and number of open feedwater heaters on the thermal efficiency of regenerative steam power cycles. Combinations of inlet and extraction pressures were introduced into digital computer programs in order to find the optimum extraction pressures for maximum thermal efficiency. The scope of study covered regenerative steam cycles with one, two, three, four, and five open feedwater heaters. One of the principle objectives of the study was to determine if there is some turbine extraction pressure or set of pressures which give maximum thermal efficiency for the regenerative steam power cycle. The results indicate that indeed this is the case"--Abstract, page ii.
Culp, Archie W., Jr.
Sauer, Harry J., Jr., 1935-2008
Ho, C. Y. (Chung You), 1933-1988
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
x, 55 pages
© 1972 Vallabh Vithalbhai Vaghani, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Steam power plants -- Thermal properties
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Vaghani, Vallabh Vithalbhai, "Parametric analyses of regenerative steam power cycles" (1972). Masters Theses. 5053.