what materials are in electricity producing turbines that makes the electricity?
as water or steam passes through the turbines, they spin and that somehow produces electricity. what exactly within the turbine is the part that actually makes the electricity itsself, and what is it made of?
- RobertLv 41 month ago
As with other answers the turbine itself doesn't make electricity. It is attached to a spinning shaft that is attached to the generator. The generator itself maybe split into 2 parts namely the main alternator and a field exciter dynamo. The alternator consists of 3 copper wire windings wound into a laminated iron annular core. This is called the stator as it remains stationary and it maybe wound in 2 different ways namely delta and star. Inside the stator there is the wound rotor. The rotor may have 2 interleaved finger cups over another winding. This winding is fed a controlled DC current from the field exciter dynamo via slip rings and brushes. The controlled DC current decides the overall generated voltage along with the controlled speed at which the generator operates.
- 1 month ago
The Turbine turns a device called a "Generator".
- Anonymous1 month ago
Low carbon steel cores and copper windings.
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- PhilomelLv 71 month ago
The steam turns a turbine which spins an alternator which generates Electricity.
- JosephLv 71 month ago
The turbine itself does not produce electricity, it is merely used to spin a rotor of the generator. A rotor is an electromagnet surrounded by winding armature made of wires. As the magnet spins, it induces the electric current in the armature
- billrussell42Lv 71 month ago
the coils of wires that are spinning, and other coils of wire that are stationary. One set has current thru it to produce a magnetic field. The other set cuts the magnetic field of the first, creating an electrical current.Source(s): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternator