Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook

3rd Edition

Authors: Meherwan Boyce
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750678469
eBook ISBN: 9780080456898
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 28th April 2006
Page Count: 962
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The Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook has been the standard for engineers involved in the design, selection, and operation of gas turbines. This revision includes new case histories, the latest techniques, and new designs to comply with recently passed legislation. By keeping the book up to date with new, emerging topics, Boyce ensures that this book will remain the standard and most widely used book in this field.

The new Third Edition of the Gas Turbine Engineering Hand Book updates the book to cover the new generation of Advanced gas Turbines. It examines the benefit and some of the major problems that have been encountered by these new turbines. The book keeps abreast of the environmental changes and the industries answer to these new regulations. A new chapter on case histories has been added to enable the engineer in the field to keep abreast of problems that are being encountered and the solutions that have resulted in solving them.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive treatment of Gas Turbines from Design to Operation and Maintenance. In depth treatment of Compressors with emphasis on surge, rotating stall, and choke; Combustors with emphasis on Dry Low NOx Combustors; and Turbines with emphasis on Metallurgy and new cooling schemes. An excellent introductory book for the student and field engineers

  • A special maintenance section dealing with the advanced gas turbines, and special diagnostic charts have been provided that will enable the reader to troubleshoot problems he encounters in the field.

  • The third edition consists of many Case Histories of Gas Turbine problems. This should enable the field engineer to avoid some of these same generic problems.


Industrial Engineers, Maintenance Engineers, Field Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineers

Table of Contents



Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

Foreword to the First Edition

Part I: Design

Chapter 1: An Overview of Gas Turbines

Gas Turbine Cycle in the Combined Cycle or Cogeneration Mode

Gas Turbine Performance

Gas Turbine Design Considerations

Categories of Gas Turbines

Major Gas Turbine Components

Fuel Type

Environmental Effects

Turbine Expander Section



Gas Turbine Heat Recovery

Supplementary Firing of Heat Recovery Systems


Chapter 2: Theoretical and Actual Cycle Analysis

The Brayton Cycle

Actual Cycle Analysis

The Brayton-Rankine Cycle

Summation of Cycle Analysis

A General Overview of Combined Cycle Plants

Compressed Air Energy Storage Cycle

Power Augmentaion

Summation of the Power Augmentation Systems


Chapter 3: Compressor and Turbine Performance Characteristics

Turbomachine Aerothermodynamics

The Aerothermal Equations


Dimensional Analysis

Compressor Performance Characteristics

Turbine Performance Characteristics

Gas Turbine Performance Computation


Chapter 4: Performance and Mechanical Standards

Major Variables for a Gas Turbine App


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About the Author

Meherwan Boyce

Dr. Boyce has 40 years of experience in the field of Turbomachinery in both industry and academia. His industrial experience includes 20 years as Chairman and CEO of Boyce Engineering International, and five years as a designer of compressors and turbines for various gas turbine manufacturers. His academic experience includes 15 years as Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University and Founder of the Turbomachinery Laboratories and The Turbomachinery Symposium, which is now in its thirtieth year. Dr. Boyce is the author of several books and has authored more than 100 technical papers and reports on Gas Turbines, Compressors Pumps, Fluid Mechanics, and Turbomachinery and has taught over 100 short courses around the world, attended by over 3,000 students representing over 400 companies. He is a much-requested speaker at universities and conferences throughout the world.Dr. Boyce received a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and the State University of New York, respectively, and a Ph.D. (Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Oklahoma.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant and managing partner of The Boyce Consultancy Group, Texas, USA


Review of first edition: "The handbook should find its place in all the reference libraries of those engineers and technicians who have even a small responsibility for design and operation of gas turbines." - Clifford M. Simmang, Texas A&M University