Gas Turbine Theory
Since publication of the third edition of Gas Turbine Theory, the gas turbine has been found to be suitable for an increasing number of applications. The fourth edition of this popular textbook has been revised and updated to reflect these developments. Gas turbines are becoming widely used for base-load electricity generation, as part of combined-cycle plant, and combined cycles receive more attention in this edition. There are now stringent statutory limits on harmful emissions, and the chapter on combustion has been enlarged to include a discussion of the factors affecting emissions and descriptions of current methods of attacking the problem. A section on coal gasification has also been added. Finally, the opportunity has been taken to make many small but significant improvements and additions to the text. The emphasis is still on fundamental principles, and readers must turn to the specialised literature for computational methods of dealing with the aerodynamic design of turbomachinery and the prediction of performance. Suitable as a coursebook for undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical and aeronautical engineering,Gas Turbine Theory will also continue to be a valuable reference for practising gas turbine engineers.
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aerodynamic air angles aircraft altitude ambient annulus assumed axial compressor axial velocity bypass ratio calculations cascade cent centrifugal centrifugal compressor choking cogeneration combined cycle combustion chamber combustor component compression compressor characteristic compressor delivery constant cooling curves decrease degree of reaction duct effect enthalpy equation equilibrium running fluid free vortex friction fuel consumption fuel flow fuel/air ratio gas turbine given heat heat-exchanger impeller increase intake isentropic efficiency jet engine load loss coefficient LP turbine Mach number mass flow maximum non-dimensional obtained outlet angle overall performance plant power output power turbine pressure loss propelling nozzle radial radius reduced reheat root rotational speed rotor rotor blades running line shock wave shown in Fig single-shaft specific fuel consumption stage stagnation pressure static stator steam turbine stresses subsonic supersonic surge temperature rise thrust turbine inlet temperature turbofan turbojet turboprop twin-spool unit variable variation
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