Basics of Gas Turbines is a comprehensive introduction and reference for those approaching gas turbine engineering for the first time. Just as in Meherwan Boyce's classic, the author draws on unrivalled practical experience to lead the reader through crucial theory and background information before introducing the essentials of gas turbine technology and operation. This is the best place for gas turbine professionals and students to find up-to-date legislation and emerging topics, and to get a basic understanding of the underlying principles of gas turbine operation. In addition, the book's companion, Gas Turbine Operations will be an ideal reference for an all-around understanding.
- Includes the theory and background information needed by those new to gas turbine engineering
- Contains a fully updated and comprehensive list of the mechanical performance standards for turbines
- Explains new applications for combined Brayton and Rankine cycles and steam turbine technology
- Presents hard-won information from industry experts in the form of case studies
Part I Design: Theory and Practice 1. An Overview of Gas Turbines 2. Theoretical and Actual Cycle Analyses 3. Compressor and Turbine Performance Characteristics 4. Performance and Mechanical Standards 5. Rotor Dynamics
Part II Major Components 6. Centrifugal Compressors 7. Axial-Flow Compressors 8. Radial-Inflow Turbines 9. Axial-Flow Turbines 10. Combustors
Part III Materials, Fuel Technology, and Fuel Systems 11. Materials 12. Fuels Appendix: Equivalent Units
Meherwan Boyce is managing Partner of The Boyce Consultancy Group, LLC, a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the National Academy of Forensic Engineering and the Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers.