Basics of Gas Turbines - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128044735

Basics of Gas Turbines

1st Edition

Authors: Meherwan Boyce
Paperback ISBN: 9780128044735
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st June 2018
Page Count: 620
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Description

Basics of Gas Turbines is a comprehensive introduction and reference for those approaching gas turbine engineering for the first time. Just like in Meherwan Boyce’s classic, the author draws on unrivalled practical experience to lead the reader through the crucial theory and background information before introducing the essentials of gas turbine technology and operation.

This book is the best place for gas turbine professionals and students to find up-to-date legislation and emerging topics, and to get a basic understanding of the underlying principles of gas turbine operation. For further detail on gas turbines, see Boyce’s companion book, Gas Turbine Operations.

Key Features

  • Includes the theory and background information needed by those new to gas turbine engineering
  • Contains a fully updated and comprehensive list of the mechanical performance standards for turbines
  • Explains brand new applications for combined Brayton and Rankine cycles, and also steam turbine technology
  • Presents hard-won information from industry experts in the form of case studies

Readership

Graduate students of Mechanical, Aerospace, or Energy Engineering. Also early career engineers and researchers in the same fields, particularly those with a focus on design

Table of Contents

Part I Design: Theory and Practice
1. An Overview of Gas Turbines
2. Theoretical and Actual Cycle Analyses
3. Compressor and Turbine Performance Characteristics
4. Performance and Mechanical Standards
5. Rotor Dynamics

Part II Major Components
6. Centrifugal Compressors
7. Axial-Flow Compressors
8. Radial-Inflow Turbines
9. Axial-Flow Turbines
10. Combustors

Part III Materials, Fuel Technology, and Fuel Systems
11. Materials
12. Fuels
Appendix: Equivalent Units

Details

No. of pages:
620
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Paperback ISBN:
9780128044735

About the Author

Meherwan Boyce

Meherwan Boyce is managing Partner of The Boyce Consultancy Group, LLC, a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the National Academy of Forensic Engineering and the Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Managing Partner, The Boyce Consultancy Group, LLC, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the National Academy of Forensic Engineering and the Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers