Mechanical Engineering - Steam Boilers and Engines - Discussion


A compound steam engine requires a heavier flywheel than simple steam engines.

[A]. True
[B]. False

Answer: Option B


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Anurup said: (Jun 25, 2018)  
More uniform turning moment is exerted on the crank shaft, by spacing the cranks at 90 degree in the case of a two cylinder engine or at 120 degree in triple expansion engines. Thus a lighter flywheel is required in case of a compound steam engine as compared to a simple steam engine.

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