Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook, 4th Edition

The Gas Turbine Engineering HandbookPublish date November 2011

  • Written by the field’s most well-known expert, Professor Meherwan P. Boyce, P.E. (US), Chartered Engineer (UK)
  • Over 44 new pages
  • Offers the engineer the latest in design, operation and maintenance techniques, which would enable the engineer to operate the plant at maximum efficiency, availability, and reliability
  • Presents detail techniques on handling of gaseous and liquid fuels.
  • Comprehensive diagnostic charts for trouble shooting mechanical and performance related problems
  • Provides must have information that the engineer needs on a daily basis in the area of Performance and Maintenance
  • A new chapter detailing case histories of failures in various components of Gas Turbines

At a time when energy costs have reached their highest this important handbook written by an experienced engineer, expertly guides plant engineers to operate their plants with maximum efficiency, and high availability.


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Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook, 4th Edition

Written by Professor Meherwan P. Boyce, P.E. (US), Chartered Engineer (UK), the Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook has been the standard for engineers involved in the design, selection, and operation of gas turbines for the past 24 years.  The material covers a wide area, from design to maintenance practices, widely used by engineers in earlier editions because of its broad and comprehensive coverage.  By keeping the book up to date with new emerging topics, Dr. Boyce ensures that this book will remain the standard, as the most widely used book in this field.  Many of the chapters have been updated with new information and with special emphasis on axial flow compressors, fuels, and maintenance techniques.  A new chapter has been added on case histories that investigate various types of gas turbine failures and how these failures could have been avoided.

The most complete and up-to-date reference in the field, this definitive handbook covers every aspect of gas turbine design and operation.  Users will find thorough treatment of gas turbine installation, operation and maintenance (including important chapters on optimizing efficiency and reliability), as well as useful technical details on sizing, layout, fuel selection, types of drives, performance characteristics, rotor balancing techniques, lubricating practices, coupling alignment, spectrum analysis, compressor testing and maintenance procedures.

For design engineers, there is comprehensive coverage of cycles, rotor dynamics, bearings and seal design, compressor and turbine aerodynamics and design parameters (blade and shaft stresses, blade loadings, material integrity), foundation design, vibration, gears, materials, combustion, control systems and other instrumentation, fuel washing systems, lubrication systems and selections pertaining to API gas turbine equipment.

This book is organized in five major parts:

Part I details the basic principles of the gas turbine with chapters on fundamental design criteria, cycle types, compressor and turbine performance characteristics, mechanical equipment standards, and rotor dynamics.

Part II is an in-depth treatment of major turbomachinery components.  Centrifugal and axial-flow compressors, radial-inflow and axial flow turbines and various combustion configurations are all described.

Part III examines construction materials and fuels.  Specific topics in the materials chapter are metallurgical behaviors (creep and rupture, ductility and fracture, thermal fatigue, corrosion), blade and wheel alloys, ceramics and coatings.  In the fuel chapter, specifications, properties and treatment (fuel washing and component cleaning) are principal topics.

Part IV contains chapters on bearings, seals and gears.

Part V discusses the key elements of operations and maintenance.  The chapters include lubrication (oil systems, filter systems), spectrum analysis (vibration measurement and interpretation), balancing (methods and procedures), couplings and alignment, (coupling types, failure modes, shaft alignment), compressor testing (piping arrangements, data acquisition, procedures) and maintenance (reliability improvement, cleaning, foundation repair, typical problems).  Numerous illustrations complete each part.

Part VI
Case Histories of Failures