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
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
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.