Consider a steam power plant that operates on the regenerative Rankine cycle with one open feedwater heater. The enthalpy of the steam is 3374 kJ/kg at the turbine inlet, 2797 kJ/kg at the location of bleeding, and 2346 kJ/kg at the turbine exit. The net power output of the plant is 120 MW, and the fraction of steam bled off the turbine for regeneration is 0.172. If the pump work is negligible, the mass flow rate of steam at the turbine inlet is (a) 117 kg/s (b) 126 kg/s (c) 219 kg/s (d) 268 kg/s (e) 679 kg/s

ME 30900 FLUID MECHANICS Course Outcomes [Related ME Program Outcomes in brackets] 1. Develop the ability to identify and classify the various types of flows one may encounter. [A1, A2] 2. Develop (from first principles) the control volume formulation of the basic laws with emphasis on conservation of mass and Newton’s 2nd law. [A1, A2, A3] 3. Apply the control volume formulation of the basic laws to model physical systems. [A2, A3, A4, A5] 4. Conduct simple experiments and analyze data [A3, A4, B1] 5. Enhance systematic problem solving skills and