3.5   Wet steam cycle


The wet steam cycle is mainly associated with the evolution of nuclear power. Nuclear power has been developed mainly on conventional lines, by using the nuclear fission reaction as a source of heat for the steam cycle. In this section, discussion will be concentrated upon the thermodynamic and economic aspects of nuclear-powered plants, in particular those aspects relating to the steam cycle for a Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR).

      3.5.1. The PWR steam cycle

      3.5.2. Cycle considerations

      3.5.3. Full-speed or half-speed machines


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