Mechanical Engineering - Steam Boilers and Engines - Discussion
Discussion Forum : Steam Boilers and Engines - Section 2 (Q.No. 40)
A compound steam engine requires a heavier flywheel than simple steam engines.
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Anurup said: 5 years ago
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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