Yeah, to the business of the day. Since I'm just getting to my third year in the University studying Mechanical Engineering, I should say I know just little in the world of Engineering until steemit kinda made me expose myself to that world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and that's where I came in across this topic "The Gas Turbine".
What is a Gas Turbine?
Where are they being used?
Why don't we have Gas Turbine cars out there for sale?
How does a gas turbine work?
I guess from my …show more content…
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Credit: ME Mechanical
The Advantages and Limitations of the Gas Turbine
The Main Advantages of Gas Turbines are:
High power output from a given weight of engine.
The torque output characteristics permit a notable simplification of the transmission system.
Smooth vibration less running due to absence of reciprocating parts.
Can use a wide range of fuels and does not require expensive anti-knock devices
No rubbing parts (such as pistons) so that internal friction and wear are almost eliminated.
Low lubricating oil consumption.
No water cooling system needed.
Non Poisonous exhaust giving very little trouble with pollution.
Requires little routine maintenance.
The Disadvantages of Gas Turbines are:
Most of power is used to drive the compressor so it gives less output.
The overall efficiency of gas turbine is low due to the fact that exhaust gases contain most of heat.
It is expensive compared to a reciprocating engine of the same size.
It also tends to use more fuel when idling.
I think with my little article, I've been able to shed more light on what the gas turbine is all