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Basics of Gas Turbines is a comprehensive introduction and reference for those approaching gas turbine engineering for the first time. Just like in Meherwan Boyce’s classic, the author draws on unrivalled practical experience to lead the reader through the crucial theory and background information before introducing the essentials of gas turbine technology and operation.
This book 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. For further detail on gas turbines, see Boyce’s companion book, Gas Turbine Operations.
- 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 brand new applications for combined Brayton and Rankine cycles, and also steam turbine technology
- Presents hard-won information from industry experts in the form of case studies