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Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles


Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles Synopsis

Primarily, this book describes the thermodynamics of gas turbine cycles. The search for high gas turbine efficiency has produced many variations on the simple open circuit plant, involving the use of heat exchangers, reheating and intercooling, water and steam injection, cogeneration, and combined cycle plants. These are described fully in the text. A review of recent proposals for a number of novel gas turbine cycles is also included. In the past few years, work has been directed towards developing gas turbines which produce less carbon dioxide, or plants from which the CO2 can be disposed of; the implications of a carbon tax on electricity pricing are considered. In presenting this wide survey of gas turbine cycles for power generation, the author calls on both his academic experience (at Cambridge and Liverpool Universities, the Gas Turbine Laboratory at MIT and Penn State University) and his industrial work (primarily with Rolls Royce, plc). The book will be essential reading for final years and masters students in mechanical engineering, and for practicing engineers.

Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles Press Reviews

A rigorous, accurate exposition of a subject that is experiencing a great profusion of research activities. This is text that can interest the gas turbine specialist, as well as the beginner who is taken gradually from the basics to the deepest details. Paolo Chiesa Department of Energetics, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781575242927
Publication date: 24th May 2020
Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Engineering thermodynamics,


Sir John Horlock is an authority on turbomachinery and power plants and his books on axial compressors, axial turbines, actuator disk theory, combined heat and power and combined power plants are widely used and cited. He founded Whittle Laboratory at Cambridge in 1973 and acted as its first Director. He was the Vice-Chancellor firstly at Salford University and subsequently of the Open University. Sir John has been an advisor to Government and industry for forty years and has been a non-executive director of several UK companies. He was recently Treasurer and Vice-President of the Royal Society and was knighted for services ...

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