Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 9 years ago

Why is Rankine cycle efficiency more accurate than overall effciency for a steam turbine power plant?

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    What does that mean? Actually, steam cycles are highly idealized models.

    True efficiency can only be calculated from input/output energy balances and are strongly affected by the stability of the load. If the load fluctuates, goodbye theory.



    Source(s): Ch. 4 of "Power and Process Control", of Michael J. G. Polonyi, McGraw-Hill 1991.
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