Synopses & Reviews
One of the only books to focus on turbomachinery and gas turbines from the “design” point of view. This volume reviews the necessary thermodynamics, gives extensive design data, provides engine and component illustrations (with comments on good and less-than-good design features), and contains many worked examples — allowing readers to produce preliminary designs that can be made and run quickly. More comprehensive than similar books, it features a simplified — and more accurate — thermodynamic treatment that eliminates the confusing use of “gamma” and specific heat together, and provides individual full-chapter coverage of on axial-flow turbines and compressors and radial-flow versions of the same.
Table of Contents
List of Figures.
List of Illustrations.
List of Tables.
Note to Readers.
A Brief History of Turbomachinery.
2. Review of Thermodynamics.
3. Thermodynamics of Gas-Turbine Cycles.
4. Diffusion and Diffusers.
5. Energy Transfer in Turbomachines.
6. Three-Dimensional Velocity Diagrams for Axial Turbomachines.
7. The Design and Performance Prediction of Axial-Flow Turbines.
8. The Design and Performance Prediction of Axial-Flow Compressors.
9. Design Methods for Radial-Flow Turbomachines.
10. Convective Heat Transfer in Blade Cooling and Heat-Exchanger Design.
11. Gas-Turbine Starting and Control-System Principles.
12. Combustion Systems and Combustion Calculations.
13. Mechanical-Design Considerations.
A: Properties of Air and Combustion Products.
B: Collected Formulae.
C: Some Constants.
D: Conversion Factors.