Geometrical and thermodynamical design of a micro-steam radial turbine for different organic fluids

  • Masood Ebrahimi Department of mechanical engineering, University of Kurdistan Sanandaj, Iran
  • Davood Ghasemi Department of mechanical engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology Tehran, Iran.
  • Ali Keshavarz Department of mechanical engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology Tehran, Iran.
Keywords: radial-inflow turbine; exergy efficiency; ORC; CCHP.


Micro-CCHP systems use different prime movers. The purpose of this article is to design a micro-steam turbine to be used in a micro-CCHP organic Rankine cycle (ORC) for using in residential buildings. For this purpose, a one-dimensional model for a single stage radial inflow turbine is presented and the micro-turbine is designed geometrically and thermodynamically. The geometrical and thermodynamical parameters of the micro-turbine are presented for ten different organic fluids. The results are validated with two different references. The comparison shows good agreement. The exergy efficiency for all the cases is calculated


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How to Cite
Ebrahimi, M., Ghasemi, D. and Keshavarz, A. (2019) “Geometrical and thermodynamical design of a micro-steam radial turbine for different organic fluids”, Zanco Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 31(s3), pp. 235-242. doi: 10.21271/ZJPAS.31.s3.32.