Advances in Steam Turbines for Modern Power Plants

Advances in Steam Turbines for Modern Power Plants

1st Edition - November 15, 2016

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  • Editor: Tadashi Tanuma
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081003251
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081003145

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Advances in Steam Turbines for Modern Power Plants provides an authoritative review of steam turbine design optimization, analysis and measurement, the development of steam turbine blades, and other critical components, including turbine retrofitting and steam turbines for renewable power plants. As a very large proportion of the world’s electricity is currently generated in systems driven by steam turbines, (and will most likely remain the case in the future) with steam turbines operating in fossil-fuel, cogeneration, combined cycle, integrated gasification combined cycle, geothermal, solar thermal, and nuclear plants across the world, this book provides a comprehensive assessment of the research and work that has been completed over the past decades.

Key Features

  • Presents an in-depth review on steam turbine design optimization, analysis, and measurement
  • Written by a range of experts in the area
  • Provides an overview of turbine retrofitting and advanced applications in power generation


R&D managers, steam turbine engineers and researchers working with steam turbine design as well as postgraduate students

Table of Contents

  • Part 1: Steam turbine cycles and cycle design optimization

    1. Introduction to power plant steam turbines

    2. Steam turbine cycles and cycle design optimization: Rankine cycle, thermal power cycles and IGCC power plants

    3. Steam turbine cycles and cycle design optimization: Advanced ultra-supercritical thermal power plants and nuclear power plants

    4. Steam turbine cycles and cycle design optimization: Combined cycle power plants

    5. Steam turbine life cycle cost evaluations and comparison with other power systems

    Part 2: Steam turbine analysis, measurement and monitoring for design optimization

    6. Design and analysis for aerodynamic efficiency enhancement of steam turbines

    7. Steam turbine blade vibration analysis and detuning design using CFD and FEA

    8. Steam turbine rotor design and rotor dynamics analysis

    9. Steam turbine design for load following capability and highly-efficient partial operation

    10. Design, analysis and measurement of wet steam stages and flow paths in steam turbines

    11. Solid particle erosion analysis and protection design for steam turbines

    12. Steam turbine monitoring technology, validation and verification tests for power plants

    Part 3: Development of materials, blades and important parts of steam turbines

    13. Developments in materials for ultra-supercritical (USC) and advanced- ultra-supercritical (A-USC) steam turbines

    14. Development of last stage long blades for steam turbines

    15. Introduction of new sealing technologies for steam turbines

    16. Introduction of advanced technologies for steam turbine bearings

    17. Steam valves with low pressure losses for ultra-supercritical (USC) and advanced ultra-supercritical (A-USC) plants

    18. Temperature control technologies for steam turbine blades, rotors and casings

    19. Manufacturing technologies for key steam turbine parts

    Part 4: Turbine retrofitting, advanced applications in power generation and conclusions

    20. Steam turbine retrofitting for life extension of power plants

    21. Steam turbine retrofitting for power increase and efficiency enhancement

    22. Advanced geothermal steam turbines

    23. Steam turbines for solar thermal and other renewable energies

    24. Advanced ultra-supercritical pressure (A-USC) steam turbines and their combination with carbon dioxide capture and storage system (CCS)

    25. Steam turbine roles and necessary technologies for stabilization of the electricity grid in the renewable energy era

    26. Conclusions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 568
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2016
  • Published: November 15, 2016
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081003251
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081003145

About the Editor

Tadashi Tanuma

Tadashi Tanuma is a Professor at Teikyo University, Japan. He is the head of the Laboratory of Fluid-Structural Simulation and Design in the Strategic Innovation and Research Center. He also works for the Graduate School of Science & Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Precision System Engineering in Teikyo University. Professor Tadashi Tanuma began his career as a development mechanical engineer in 1980 at Turbine Factory, Toshiba Corporation, Japan. He led the Turbomachinary Development Group from 1993. Subsequently, he joined the Steam Turbine Design Department in Keihin Product Operations of Toshiba Corporation. He developed and designed Toshiba 52-inch last stage long blade for nuclear power steam turbines and steel 40 and 48-inch last stage long blade for thermal power steam turbines as an aerodynamic engineer and led many research and development programs for steam and gas turbine efficiency enhancement technologies. He was the President of the Gas Turbine Society of Japan (2015).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Head, Laboratory of Fluid-Structural Simulation and Design, Strategic Innovation and Research Cente, Teikyo University, Japan

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