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Gas Turbines

A Handbook of Air, Land and Sea Applications

Covering basic theory, components, installation, maintenance, manufacturing, regulation, and industry developments, Gas Turbines: A Handbook of Air, Sea and Land Applications is a broad-based introductory reference designed to give you the knowledge needed to succeed in the gas turbine industry.

Providing the big-picture view that other detailed, data-focused resources lack, the book has a strong focus on effective decision-making and planning in gas turbine use for particular applications. The book takes into consideration not only operational requirements but long-term life-cycle costs in upkeep, repair, and future usage.

With concise, easily digestible overviews of all important theoretical bases and a practical focus throughout, Gas Turbines is an ideal handbook for those new to the field or in the early stages of their careers, as well as more experienced engineers looking for a reliable, one-stop desk reference that covers the breadth of the field.


Engineers involved with gas turbines in contexts including aerospace engineering, marine engineering and energy systems; especially recent graduates and those new to the field.

Manufacturers, maintenance and reliability professionals involved with the production, upkeep and repair of gas turbine engines.

Hardbound, 896 Pages

Published: July 2014

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-410461-7


  • Preface
    1. Gas Turbines: An Introduction and Applications
    2. Historical Development of the Gas Turbine
    3. Gas Turbine Configurations and Heat Cycles
    4. Gas Turbine Major Components and Modules
    5. Cooling and Load Bearing Systems
    6. Inlets, Exhausts, and Noise Suppression
    7. Gas Turbine Fuel Systems and Fuels
    8. Accessory Systems
    9. Controls, Instrumentation, and Diagnostics (CID)
    10. Performance, Performance Testing, and Performance Optimization 
    11. Gaseous Emissions and the Environment
    12. Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul
    13. Installation
    14. The Business of Gas Turbines
    15. Manufacturing, Materials, and Metallurgy
    16. Microturbines, Fuel Cells, and Hybrid Systems
    17. Training and Education
    18. Future Trends in the Gas Turbine Industry
    19. Basic Design Theory
    20. Additional References and Appendix for Unit Conversion


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