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Gas Turbine Performance [Hardcover]

Philip Walsh , Paul Fletcher
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15 Mar 2004 063206434X 978-0632064342 2nd Edition
A significant addition to the literature on gas turbine technology, the second edition of Gas Turbine Performance is a lengthy text covering product advances and technological developments. Including extensive figures, charts, tables and formulae, this book will interest everyone concerned with gas turbine technology, whether they are designers, marketing staff or users.

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  • Hardcover: 664 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2nd Edition edition (15 Mar 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 063206434X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0632064342
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 18 x 4.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 853,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good content let down by some errors 5 April 2005
Whilst the same excellent technical content is present as in the first edition, unfortunately there appears to have been a "proof reader's" strike whilst preparing this edition - I have found a number of errors / typos in the example formulae ( by comparing the text with a colleague's copy of the first edition), and it is really irritating to find the number 8 everywhere there should be a degree () symbol. A good book let down by some quality control issues in this edition
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excenllent reference book 17 Dec 1999
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It is the most comprehensive and detailed book on gas turbine performance one could find in public domain. One debatable feature of the book is to have all equations in FORTRAN/BASIC format together in the end of each chapter. This makes the equation lengthy and sometimes difficult to follow its physical meaning. Nevertheless, it is a very excellent reference book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for people simulating Gas turbine performance. 24 Feb 1999
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I wish I had this book when I was writing my thesis. I had to learn this stuff the hard way. All you need to know for simulating gas turbine engines is in there. My only complaints are that the book smells funny, and there should be 'actual' compressor maps in there (although these are hard to get).
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book that explains it all 23 Nov 1998
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This book is definitively the most comprehensive one on the topic of gas turbine performance. From the basics of thermodynamics to the issues of control systems, it covers all the useful topics a performance engineer should be aware of. Detailed explanations of physical issues like transient behavior, surge ... are given in a clear and simple way. Always a handy source of information on a desk.
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