Gas Turbines: A Handbook of Air, Land and Sea Applications

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Elsevier, Oct 23, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 1020 pages

Covering basic theory, components, installation, maintenance, manufacturing, regulation and industry developments, Gas Turbines: A Handbook of Air, Sea and Land Applications is a broad-based introductory reference designed to give you the knowledge needed to succeed in the gas turbine industry, land, sea and air applications.

Providing the big picture view that other detailed, data-focused resources lack, this book has a strong focus on the information needed to effectively decision-make and plan gas turbine system use for particular applications, taking into consideration not only operational requirements but long-term life-cycle costs in upkeep, repair and future use.

With concise, easily digestible overviews of all important theoretical bases and a practical focus throughout, Gas Turbines is an ideal handbook for those new to the field or in the early stages of their career, as well as more experienced engineers looking for a reliable, one-stop reference that covers the breadth of the field.

  • Covers installation, maintenance, manufacturer's specifications, performance criteria and future trends, offering a rounded view of the area that takes in technical detail as well as well as industry economics and outlook
  • Updated with the latest industry developments, including new emission and efficiency regulations and their impact on gas turbine technology
    • Over 300 pages of new/revised content, including new sections on microturbines, non-conventional fuel sources for microturbines, emissions, major developments in aircraft engines, use of coal gas and superheated steam, and new case histories throughout highlighting component improvements in all systems and sub-systems.

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    An Introduction and Applications
    Chapter 2 Historical Development of the Gas Turbine
    Chapter 3 Gas Turbine Configurations and Heat Cycles
    Chapter 4 Gas Turbine Major Components and Modules
    Chapter 5 Cooling and Load Bearing Systems
    Chapter 6 Inlets Exhausts and Noise Suppression
    Chapter 7 Gas Turbine Fuel Systems and Fuels
    Chapter 8 Accessory Systems
    Chapter 12 Maintenance Repair and Overhaul
    Chapter 13 Installation
    Chapter 14 The Business of Gas Turbines
    Chapter 15 Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy
    Chapter 16 Microturbines Fuel Cells and Hybrid Systems
    Chapter 17 Training and Education
    Chapter 18 Future Trends in the Gas Turbine Industry
    Chapter 19 Basic Design Theory

    Notes on the proceedings of
    Chapter 10 Performance Performance Testing and Performance Optimization
    Chapter 11 Gaseous Emissions and the Environment
    Chapter 20 Additional References and Appendix for Unit Conversion

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    About the author (2014)

    Claire Soares is an ASME Fellow and industry consultant with more than 20 years’ experience at such leading manufacturers of gas turbines as GE and Rolls Royce. Claire is a recognized turbomachinery specialist with particular expertise in optimal design selection and specification, and ensuring long-term successful operation for a given application.

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