An important and significant addition. -- Professor John Hannis
Anyone with serious interest in gas-turbine technology will find this book almost a 'must have'. -- Bill Gunston
Invaluable ... a truly vast array of graphs, tables, formulae. -- Marine Propulsion, Oct 1998
From the Author
The idea for the book came from Phil, who found it frustrating that existing textbooks gave very little coverage relevant beyond university level. Though both of us are employed by Rolls-Royce it was written in our own time, over 3 years. We worked really hard to make the text and figures readable, and to provide practical guidelines.
It covers all main aspects of engine performance, including many hardly addressed at all elsewhere, such as transient performance, windmilling, starting and test data analysis. It includes all types of gas turbine: turbojets, turbofans, turboprops, turboshafts, APUs and ramjets.
Comments about the book have been favorable, it is appreciated both as an introduction and as more advanced reference. We were also awarded the UK Royal Aeronautical Society's Sir Roy Fedden Award for the book.