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Gas Turbines for Electric Power Generation

  • ID: 4655862
  • Book
  • 723 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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In this essential reference, both students and practitioners in the field will find an accessible discussion of electric power generation with gas turbine power plants, using quantitative and qualitative tools. Beginning with a basic discussion of thermodynamics of gas turbine cycles from a second law perspective, the material goes on to cover with depth an analysis of the translation of the cycle to a final product, facilitating quick estimates. In order to provide readers with the knowledge they need to design turbines effectively, there are explanations of simple and combined cycle design considerations, and state-of-the-art, performance prediction and optimization techniques, as well as rules of thumb for design and off-design performance and operational flexibility, and simplified calculations for myriad design and off-design performance. The text also features an introduction to proper material selection, manufacturing techniques, and construction, maintenance, and operation of gas turbine power plants.
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Preface;
1. Introduction;

Part I - Prerequisites:
2. The tool chest;
3. Ground rules;
4. Past and present;

Part II - Fundamentals:
5. Thermodynamics;
6. Technology factors;
7. Heat and mass balance;
8. Real cycle analysis;
9. Turbine cooling;
10. Turbine aero;
11. Compressor aero;
12. Combustion;
13. Materials;
14. The hardware;

Part III - Extras:
15. The AC generator;
16. Reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM);
17. Combined cycle;
18. Off-design operation;
19. Transient operation;
20. Economics;
21. The hall of fame;

Part IV - Special Topics:
22. Closed-cycle gas turbine;
23. Aeroderivative gas turbine;
24. Epilogue; References; Index.
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S. Can Gülen
S. Can Gulen (Ph.D) PE, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow, has a combined twenty-five years of mechanical engineering experience covering a wide spectrum of technology, system, and software design, development, assessment, and analysis, in the field of steam and gas turbine combined cycle process and power plant turbomachinery and thermodynamics at Thermoflow, Inc., General Electric and Bechtel. He has written numerous technical white papers and journal articles on design practices and technical assessment reports. He holds more than twenty US patents on gas turbine performance, cost, optimization, data reconciliation, analysis and modelling.
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