Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles: A Brief Review Of Power Generation Thermodynamics

Hardcover | July 18, 2003

byJ.h. HorlockEditorJ.h. Horlock

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Primarily this book describes the thermodynamics of gas turbine cycles. The search for high gas turbine efficiency has produced many variations on the simple "open circuit" plant, involving the use of heat exchangers, reheating and intercooling, water and steam injection, cogeneration and combined cycle plants. These are described fully in the text. A review of recent proposals for a number of novel gas turbine cycles is also included. In the past few years work has been directed towards developing gas turbines which produce less carbon dioxide, or plants from which the CO2 can be disposed of; the implications of a carbon tax on electricity pricing are considered. In presenting this wide survey of gas turbine cycles for power generation the author calls on both his academic experience at Cambridge and Liverpool Universities, the Gas Turbine Laboratory at MIT and Penn State University and his industrial work primarily with Rolls Royce, plc. The book will be essential reading for final year and masters students in mechanical engineering, and for practising engineers.

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Primarily this book describes the thermodynamics of gas turbine cycles. The search for high gas turbine efficiency has produced many variations on the simple "open circuit" plant, involving the use of heat exchangers, reheating and intercooling, water and steam injection, cogeneration and combined cycle plants. These are described full...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:July 18, 2003Publisher:PERGAMON PRESS INC.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0080442730

ISBN - 13:9780080442730

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A brief review of power generation thermodynamics. Reversibility and Availability. Basic gas turbine cycles. Cycle effeciency with turbine cooling. Full calculations of plant effeciency. Wet gas turbine plants. The combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT). Novel gas turbine cycles. The gas turbine as a cogeneration plant.

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A rigorous, accurate exposition of a subject that is experiencing a great profusion of research activities. This is text that can interest the gas turbine specialist, as well as the beginner who is taken gradually from the basics to the deepest details.
Paolo Chiesa
Department of Energetics, Politecnico di Milano,
Milan, Italy.