impulse turbine

impulse turbine
noun
a turbine that is driven by jets direct against the blades
Hypernyms: ↑turbine

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noun
: a turbine in which the rotor is driven by fluid jets impinging directly against the blades — compare reaction turbine

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a turbine moved by free jets of fluid striking the blades of the rotor together with the axial flow of fluid through the rotor. Cf. reaction turbine.
[1880-85]

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impulse turbine,
a turbine operated by a jet of water or other fluid. Impulse turbines are used especially at dams in the generation of electricity.

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