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Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook

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.

Hardbound, 1000 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

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


  • 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


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