3 Thermodynamics of the steam cycle

3.1 Development of the modern steam cycle


This section will outline a modern steam cycle and then discuss its development from the basic thermo-dynamic power cycle. Having developed a modern steam cycle, the means of assessing its efficiency and economic implications will be introduced.

      3.1.1  The steam cycle

      3.1.2  The Rankine cycle

      3.1.3  Practical cycle using superheat

      3.1.4  The reheat cycle

      3.1.5  Regenerative feedheating

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