Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles: A Brief Review of Power Generation Thermodynamics

Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles: A Brief Review of Power Generation Thermodynamics

J. H. Horlock


Primarily this ebook describes the thermodynamics of gasoline turbine cycles. the hunt for prime gasoline turbine potency has produced many diversifications at the uncomplicated "open circuit" plant, related to using warmth exchangers, reheating and intercooling, water and steam injection, cogeneration and mixed cycle crops. those are defined absolutely within the text.

A evaluate of modern proposals for a few novel gasoline turbine cycles can be incorporated. long ago few years paintings has been directed in the direction of constructing gasoline generators which produce much less carbon dioxide, or vegetation from which the CO2 may be disposed of; the consequences of a carbon tax on electrical energy pricing are thought of.

In featuring this large survey of fuel turbine cycles for strength iteration the writer calls on either his educational event (at Cambridge and Liverpool Universities, the gasoline Turbine Laboratory at MIT and Penn nation collage) and his commercial paintings (primarily with Rolls Royce, plc.) The publication should be crucial examining for ultimate yr and masters scholars in mechanical engineering, and for working towards engineers.

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