Provides the most authentic and current information on Gas Turbines. Salient Features : Detailed chapter on Environmental Considerations and Applications discussing the techniques to reduce pollutants from a gas turbine engine; basic concepts in fluid mechanics -- boundary layer, nature of flow and non-dimension parameters; new chapter on Rocket Propulsion; 365 illustrations, 75 solved examples, 86 practice problems and 210 review questions.
Table of Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Review of Basic Principles 3. Fundamentals of Rotating Machines 4. Cycle Arrangements 5. Ideal Cycles and their Analysis 6. Practical Cycles and their Analysis 7. Jet Propulsion Cycles and Their Analysis 8. Centrifugal Compressors 9. Axial Flow Compressors 10. Combustion Systems 11. Impulse and Reaction Turbines 12. Inlets and Nozzles 13. Blades 14. Component Matching and Performance Evaluation 15. Environmental Considerations and Applications 16. Rocket Propulsion Appendix Index