The Design of High-Efficiency Turbomachinery and Gas Turbines

The Design of High-Efficiency Turbomachinery and Gas Turbines

by David Gordon Wilson, Theodosios Korakianitis
     
 

This comprehensive textbook is unique in its design-focused approach to turbomachinery and gas turbines. It offers students and practicing engineers methods for configuring these machines to perform with the highest possible efficiency.
Examples and problems are based on the actual design of turbomachinery and turbines.
After an introductory chapter that

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This comprehensive textbook is unique in its design-focused approach to turbomachinery and gas turbines. It offers students and practicing engineers methods for configuring these machines to perform with the highest possible efficiency.
Examples and problems are based on the actual design of turbomachinery and turbines.
After an introductory chapter that outlines the goals of the book and provides definitions of terms and parts, the book offers a brief review of the basic principles of thermodynamics and efficiency definitions. The rest of the book is devoted to the analysis and design of real turbomachinery configurations and gas turbines, based on a consistent application of thermodynamic theory and a more empirical treatment of fluid dynamics that relies on the extensive use of design charts. Topics include turbine power cycles, diffusion and diffusers, the analysis and design of three-dimensional free-stream flow, and combustion systems and combustion calculations. The second edition updates every chapter, adding material on subjects that include flow correlations, energy transfer in turbomachines, and three-dimensional design. A solutions manual is available for instructors. This new
MIT Press edition makes a popular text available again, with corrections and some updates, to a wide audience of students, professors, and professionals.

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This text on gas turbine design covers open systems, and addresses such topics as cycle thermodynamics; cycles that include the principal aircraft-engine types; energy transfer in turbomachines; three- dimensional design; the steady-flow energy equation; Gibbs' equation; and the design of axial-flow turbines and compressors, radial-flow machines, and heat-exchangers. The authors emphasize the difference between stagnation and total conditions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262526685
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/30/2014
Edition description:
second edition, with a new preface
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
954,592
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

K. R. Pullen

Turbomachinery designs of high efficiency are essential for the production of high efficiency gas turbine engines, hence it is appropriate to combine these subjects in one text and this is done in a clear and comprehensive manner. There are a great number of textbooks on these subjects but what makes this text stand out is the ability to make the subject highly accessible with its emphasis on a design approach in thermodynamics, turbomachines, and associated elements such as combustors and heat exchangers. Given the quantity and depth of material presented, the authors are to be greatly commended in making such information accessible that has in the past been difficult to extract from a plethora of specialist research papers.

Andrew R. Mech

A welcome return. Any book can present equations and algorithms; these authors desire to give us insight. They want to enable us to reason why certain choices are better than others and understand the consequences of our decisions. I
have appreciated this book for a long time. It is not harder, but makes us smarter.

Raymond L. Mathewson

You have to be smarter than the wheelbarrow you're operating! The object of the metaphor is to encourage the student to understand what is happening inside the gas turbine. In this text the authors use a design approach not found in other texts. That is why I specified the second edition of this book when I started teaching my gas turbines class. My sincere thanks to the authors and the MIT Press for producing this updated second edition.

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