gas turbine


Definition of gas turbine

: an internal combustion engine in which expanding gases from the combustion chamber drive the blades of a turbine

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Recent Examples on the Web Innovations in marine diesel and gas turbine engine design and treatment of exhaust gas have lowered harmful emissions. Jing Sun, The Conversation, 11 June 2021 In 1967/68, the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) built seven futuristic looking gas turbine trains for the UA and Canadian National Railways. Ben Jones, CNN, 8 June 2021 UltraFan is a gas turbine turbofan, meaning it’s gas-powered and operates using a traditional spinning prop fan—in this case, a fan that’s more than 11 feet in diameter. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 2 Apr. 2021 Hydrogen can be blended into natural gas and run through a gas turbine to generate electricity. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, 15 Apr. 2021 That tank was considered a failure, since its gas turbine power plant was unreliable. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 5 Apr. 2021 Case in point: At the company’s gas turbine plant in Greenville, S.C., the team found the production process had become overly complicated., 20 Mar. 2021 The reason for two islands is, simply put, due to the gas turbine exhausts. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 6 Jan. 2021 Not only did coal and gas power hold up better than wind, which fell by over 90%, but gas turbine generators increased output by a massive 450%, nearly making up for the shortfall in wind. Tilak Doshi, Forbes, 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of gas turbine

1904, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jun 2021

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“Gas turbine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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