Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook


  • Meherwan Boyce, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME, USA) and Fellow, The Institute of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers, (IDGTE, U.K.), Consultant and managing partner of The Boyce Consultancy Group, Texas, USA

Written by one of the field’s most well known experts, the Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook has long been the standard for engineers involved in the design, selection, maintenance and operation of gas turbines. With far reaching, comprehensive coverage across a range of topics from design specifications to maintenance troubleshooting, this one-stop resource provides newcomers to the industry with all the essentials to learn and fill knowledge gaps, and established practicing gas turbine engineers with a reliable go-to reference.

This new edition brings the Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook right up to date with new legislation and emerging topics to help the next generation of gas turbine professionals understand the underlying principles of gas turbine operation, the economic considerations and implications of operating these machines, and how they fit in with alternative methods of power generation.
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Mechanical, maintenance and field engineers working with gas turbines in the power, oil & gas and petrochemical industries; Design engineers; R&D engineers; Plant personnel and technicians; Students.


Book information

  • Published: December 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-383842-1


"Consultant mechanical engineer Boyce integrates developments in areas such as lubrication and controls for gas turbines during the four years since the previous edition of his textbook and reference. Applications have also expanded rapidly in such fields as petrochemicals, power generation, and offshore industries. The book could be used for graduate or undergraduate turbomachinery courses or in company training programs in the fields mentioned. It covers the theory and practice of design; major components; materials, fuel technology, and fuel systems; auxiliary components and accessories; and installation, operation, and maintenance."--Reference and Research News, October 2012

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Gas Turbines
Chapter 2: Theoretical and Actual Cycle Analysis
Chapter 3: Compressor and Turbine Performance Characteristics
Chapter 4: Performance and Mechanical Standards
Chapter 5: Rotor Dynamics
Chapter 6: Centrifugal Compressors
Chapter 7: Axial-Flow Compressors
Chapter 8: Radial-Inflow Turbines
Chapter 9: Axial-Flow Turbines
Chapter 10: Combustors
Chapter 11: Materials
Chapter 12: Gas Clean Up System
Chapter 13: Bearings and Seals
Chapter 14: Gears
Chapter 15: Lubrication
Chapter 16: Spectrum Analysis
Chapter 17: Balancing
Chapter 18: Couplings and Alignment
Chapter 19: Control Systems and Instrumentation
Chapter 20: Gas Turbine Performance Test
Chapter 21: Maintenance Techniques
Chapter 22: Case Studies
Appendix: Equivalent Units