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We know that net work output obtained from the plant

= Workdone by the turbine - Workdone by compressor

= Cp (T2 -T3)-Cp (T1 -T4 )

and

heat supplied = Cp (T2 -T1)

Therefore Thermal efficiency,

Notes:

1. If the heat supplied is obtained from the mass of fuel x Calorific value, then the corresponding efficiency will be overall efficiency.

2. The ratio of the net work output obtained from the plant to the workdone by the turbine, is known as work ratio of the turbine plant. Mathematically,

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