radial inflow turbine

radial inflow turbine

radial inflow turbine
A turbine wheel that receives its gases at the blade tips and guides the air inward and outward to the extreme duct. It is used generally in auxiliary power units, or APUs. It looks similar to a radial compressor.
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It has a four-stage axial compressor and a centrifugal compressor, an annular reverse-flow combustion chamber and a radial inflow turbine.
The gas turbine features a single--stage, centrifugal flow compressor; annular, reverse flow combustion chamber; and single-stage, radial inflow turbine.
If that initial effort meets success, the researchers plan to use similar lithographic techniques to construct another radial inflow turbine engine from silicon carbide, a refractory ceramic material.
The researchers have already manufactured a 4-millimeter-diameter radial inflow turbine wheel from silicon using deep reactive ion etching - a relatively new micro-fabrication method, according to Epstein.
The radial inflow turbine, made of Inconel 713 alloy, is capable of handling operating temperatures up to approximately 1,652 [degrees] F.
His topics include principles of thermodynamics and fluid flow, compressible flow through nozzles, steam turbines, axial compressors, radial inflow turbines, and wind turbines.