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.
Tadashi Tanuma is a Professor at Teikyo University, Japan and President of The Gas Turbine Society of Japan (2015).
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