A Handbook of Air, Land and Sea ApplicationsBy
- Claire Soares, EMM Systems, Dallas, Texas, USAPrincipal Engineer (P. E.), Turbomachinery specialist, managing director of EMM Systems in Dallas, Texas.
No other current publication offers the professional engineer or technician the wealth of useful guidance on nearly every aspect of gas turbine design, installation, operation, maintenance and repair as this bookdoes. Gas Turbines makes the job of any engineer involved in the design, selection, operation and maintenance of most nearly any type of gas turbine more efficient and more successful. The book offers the reader a big picture view of how to make the right decisions when planning what type of gas turbine to use for a particular application, taking into consideration not only operational requirements but long-term life-cycle costs in upkeep and repair and future usage.Concise overviews of all important theoretical bases in thermodynamics and fluid dynamics upon which gas turbine engines depend are presented. The author is an experienced industry consultant, with experience at such leading manufacturers of gas turbines as GE and Rolls Royce and relates how factors affect proper design, correct selection and specifications, and long-term successful operation for the application in question.. The book offers professional engineers hard-to-find manufacturers data with extensive interpretation and explanation.
Hardbound, 776 Pages
Published: December 2007
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
- Chapter 1: Gas turbines: An Introduction and Applications.Chapter 2: History of gas turbines.Chapter 3: Basic heat cycles of gas turbine applicationsChapter 4: Major componentsChapter 5: Cooling and load bearing systemsChapter 6: Inlets, exhausts and noise suppression. Chapter 7: FuelsChapter 8: Accessory systemsChapter 9: Controls, Instrumentation and DiagnosticsChapter10: Gas turbine performance, performance testing and performance optimizationChapter 11: Environmental technologyChapter 12: Maintenance, Repair and OverhaulChapter 13: InstallationChapter 14: Manufacturing, materialsChapter 15: The business of gas turbinesChapter 16: Microturbines, Fuel cells and hybridsChapter 17: Education and trainingChapter 18: Future trendsChapter 19: Basic design theoryChapter 20: References and Resources