These days, plants can be any size because of advances in turbine design and the abundance of natural gas, which is cheap and clean.
The model provides precise analysis of interior changes in pressure, temperature and velocity of proposed turbine designs.
Alan Arnold Griffith had published a paper on turbine design in 1926.
Barton Swift, Tom's father, was working on a new turbine design, which would increase performance of motors.
He applied scientific principles and testing methods to produce a very efficient turbine design.
He applied scientific principles and testing methods to the problem of turbine design.
This allows a new turbine design to be scaled from an existing design of known performance.
Advances in turbine design and construction permitted more reliable operation than previously with the Umikaze.
In practice, modern turbine designs use both reaction and impulse concepts to varying degrees whenever possible.
These tools have led to steady improvements in turbine design over the last forty years.