Gas Turbines

Gas Turbines

A Handbook of Air, Land and Sea Applications

1st Edition - December 5, 2007

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  • Author: Claire Soares
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080555843

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This major reference book offers the professional engineer - and technician - a wealth of useful guidance on nearly every aspect of gas turbine design, installation, operation, maintenance and repair. The author is a noted industry expert, with experience in both civilian and military gas turbines, including close work as a technical consultant for GE and Rolls Royce.

Key Features

• Guidance on installation, control, instrumentation/calibration, and maintenance, including lubrication, air seals, bearings, and filters
• Unique compendium of manufacturer’s specifications and performance criteria, including GE, and Rolls-Royce engines
• Hard-to-find help on the economics and business-management aspect of turbine selection, life-cycle costs, and the future trends of gas turbine development and applications in aero, marine, power generation and beyond


Professional Engineers in Mechanical Engineering involved with energy systems, and transportation systems; Aerospace Engineers involved in propulsion systems; Manufacturers of Gas Turbines; Quality and Reliability Engineers in the industries and areas that make extensive use of gas turbine engines, Maintenance Engineers; Machinists, and others who are charge with the upkeep and repair of gas turbine engines

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Gas turbines: An Introduction and Applications.
    Chapter 2: History of gas turbines.
    Chapter 3: Basic heat cycles of gas turbine applications
    Chapter 4: Major components
    Chapter 5: Cooling and load bearing systems
    Chapter 6: Inlets, exhausts and noise suppression.
    Chapter 7: Fuels
    Chapter 8: Accessory systems
    Chapter 9: Controls, Instrumentation and Diagnostics
    Chapter10: Gas turbine performance, performance testing and performance optimization
    Chapter 11: Environmental technology
    Chapter 12: Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul
    Chapter 13: Installation
    Chapter 14: Manufacturing, materials
    Chapter 15: The business of gas turbines
    Chapter 16: Microturbines, Fuel cells and hybrids
    Chapter 17: Education and training
    Chapter 18: Future trends
    Chapter 19: Basic design theory
    Chapter 20: References and Resources

Product details

  • No. of pages: 776
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2007
  • Published: December 5, 2007
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080555843

About the Author

Claire Soares

Claire Soares is an ASME Fellow and industry consultant with more than 20 years’ experience at such leading manufacturers of gas turbines as GE and Rolls Royce. Claire is a recognized turbomachinery specialist with particular expertise in optimal design selection and specification, and ensuring long-term successful operation for a given application.

Affiliations and Expertise

Turbomachinery specialist, managing director of EMM Systems, Dallas, TX, USA

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