"A turbine is like a compressor in that it consists of several rows of rotors and stators. The turbine stage begins with a stationary blade row called the nozzle guide vane, followed by a rotating blade row. The turbine converts thermal energy to kinetic energy by expanding through nozzles, then into rotational mechanical energy in a spinning rotor."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.