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SIVA PRASAD KONDAPALLI, Bala Divya Potnuru, Sree Sruthi Kannam, Prasad LSV


Underwater propulsion systems are gaining importance in recent years, various air-independent propulsion systems are being used for underwater applications. SCEPS (Stored Chemical Energy Propulsion System) for under water vehicles such as torpedoes use a compact steam turbine in closed loop. An attempt is made to optimize the design parameters for a partial admission impulse steam turbine and to maximize turbine efficiency. Thermo-structural analysis was also carried out in support to the design parameters using ANSYS. The optimized parameters were found to be satisfactory and were within the allowable limits.


Turbine; efficiency; partial admission; thermal design

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