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Steam turbine is an excellent prime mover to convert heat energy of steam to mechanical energy. Of all heat engines and prime movers the steam turbine is nearest to the ideal and it is widely used in power plants and in all industries where power is needed for process.


 In power generation mostly steam turbine is used because of its greater thermal efficiency and higher power-to-weight ratio. Because the turbine generates rotary motion, it is particularly suited to be used to drive an electrical generator about 80% of all electricity generation in the world is by use of steam turbines.


         Rotor is the heart of the steam turbine and it affects the efficiency of the steam turbine. In this project we have mainly discussed about the working process of a steam turbine. The thermal efficiency of a steam turbine is much higher than that of a steam engine.



Lalit K Maheshwari, Mahipal N. Rathod ,

Prabhjot K Wilkhoo


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