Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook

Hardcover | December 12, 2011

byMeherwan P. BoyceEditorMeherwan P. Boyce

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Written by one of the field's most well known experts, the Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook has long been the standard for engineers involved in the design, selection, maintenance and operation of gas turbines. With far reaching, comprehensive coverage across a range of topics from design specifications to maintenance troubleshooting, this one-stop resource provides newcomers to the industry with all the essentials to learn and fill knowledge gaps, and established practicing gas turbine engineers with a reliable go-to reference. This new edition brings the Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook right up to date with new legislation and emerging topics to help the next generation of gas turbine professionals understand the underlying principles of gas turbine operation, the economic considerations and implications of operating these machines, and how they fit in with alternative methods of power generation. The most comprehensive one-stop source of information on industrial gas turbines, with vital background, maintenance information, legislative details and calculations combined in an essential all-in-one reference Written by an industry-leading consultant and trainer and suitable for use as a training companion or a reliable dip-in guide Includes hard-won information from industry experts in the form of case histories that offer practical trouble-shooting guidance and solutions

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Written by one of the field's most well known experts, the Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook has long been the standard for engineers involved in the design, selection, maintenance and operation of gas turbines. With far reaching, comprehensive coverage across a range of topics from design specifications to maintenance troubleshooting, ...

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Written by one of the field's most well known experts, theGas Turbine Engineering Handbookhas long been the standard for engineers involved in the design, selection, maintenance and operation of gas turbines. With far reaching, comprehensive coverage across a range of topics from design specifications to maintenance troubleshooting, th...

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 ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1000 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 12, 2011Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0123838428

ISBN - 13:9780123838421

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overview of Gas Turbines Chapter 2: Theoretical and Actual Cycle Analysis Chapter 3: Compressor and Turbine Performance Characteristics Chapter 4: Performance and Mechanical Standards Chapter 5: Rotor Dynamics Chapter 6: Centrifugal Compressors Chapter 7: Axial-Flow Compressors Chapter 8: Radial-Inflow Turbines Chapter 9: Axial-Flow Turbines Chapter 10: Combustors Chapter 11: Materials Chapter 12: Gas Clean Up System Chapter 13: Bearings and Seals Chapter 14: Gears Chapter 15: Lubrication Chapter 16: Spectrum Analysis Chapter 17: Balancing Chapter 18: Couplings and Alignment Chapter 19: Control Systems and Instrumentation Chapter 20: Gas Turbine Performance Test Chapter 21: Maintenance Techniques Chapter 22: Case Studies Appendix: Equivalent Units Bibliography Index

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"Consultant mechanical engineer Boyce integrates developments in areas such as lubrication and controls for gas turbines during the four years since the previous edition of his textbook and reference. Applications have also expanded rapidly in such fields as petrochemicals, power generation, and offshore industries. The book could be used for graduate or undergraduate turbomachinery courses or in company training programs in the fields mentioned. It covers the theory and practice of design; major components; materials, fuel technology, and fuel systems; auxiliary components and accessories; and installation, operation, and maintenance."--Reference and Research News, October 2012