Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles – J. H. Horlock – 1st Edition

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Primarily this describes the thermodynamics of cycles. The search for high gas turbine efficiency has produced many 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 cycles is also included. In the past few years work has been directed towards developing gas 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 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 will be essential for final year and masters students in mechanical engineering, and for practising engineers.

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  • 1. A brief review of power generation thermodynamics.
    2. Reversibility and Availability.
    3. Basic gas turbine cycles.
    4. Cycle effeciency with turbine cooling.
    5. Full calculations of plant effeciency.
    6. Wet gas turbine plants.
    7. The combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT).
    8. Novel gas turbine cycles.
    9. The gas turbine as a cogeneration plant.
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