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The Design of High-Efficiency Turbomachinery and Gas Turbines (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0133120004
ISBN-10: 0133120007
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One of the only books to focus on turbomachinery and gas turbines from the “design” point of view. This volume reviews the necessary thermodynamics, gives extensive design data, provides engine and component illustrations (with comments on good and less-than-good design features), and contains many worked examples — allowing readers to produce preliminary designs that can be made and run quickly. More comprehensive than similar books, it features a simplified — and more accurate — thermodynamic treatment that eliminates the confusing use of “gamma” and specific heat together, and provides individual full-chapter coverage of on axial-flow turbines and compressors and radial-flow versions of the same.

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David Gordon Wilson is Professor of Mechanical Engineering Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the coauthor of the first two editions of Bicycling Science and was the editor of the journal Human Power from 1994 to 2002. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 593 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (January 24, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0133120007
  • ISBN-13: 978-0133120004
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,919,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on May 2, 2010
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This is the #1 turbomachinery textbook, written by a very respectable author and professor from MIT, the #1 engineering institution in the world. It is the only text out there with a nice unified theory, and it is ripe with very good examples. The theories in this texbook will give you an excellent understanding of how turbomachines work --- all without requiring the use of MATLAB or FORTRAN (actually doing the hand calculations will make you understand what MATLAB/FORTRAN/NPSS simulations are doing).

There is one major technical issue with the physical book itself. The paperback version of this book is a complete nightmare. Within 2 weeks of using this for our turbomachinery class at the Air Force Institute of Technology, the book simply fell apart due to a poorly manufactured binder. The first real problem that occurs when you open this text is that it is impossible to keep it open without suspending a huge paperweight over it (even when opened in the middle of the book). Once you "break in" the book, the pages simply fall out. I'm not the only one with this problem. Many others in the class with me have this exact issue.

- In my previous review, I'd mentioned that the diagrams and figures are tough to read. This is because the publisher prints the book at awful resolutions, making the diagrams (especially the Mellor charts) tough to read.

- As a minor suggestion, some of the figures could be labeled a little more. For example, in chapter 2, problem #9, (figure P2.9 on page 91) we are given a radial turbine problem with a very good description of the dimensions, but it was tough to match the words in the problem statement to the those dimensions (i.e.; "the axial height of the blade passage is ten percent of the rotor diameter").
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By mvick20 on November 17, 2010
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I design turbine engines for a living, and I own many gas turbine textbooks: Cohen/Rogers/Saravanamuttoo; Walsh and Fletcher; Sawyer's; Boyce; Japikse et al.; Bathie; Davey.

Wilson's book is the best by far. The text approaches the subject in a design-centric, vs. analysis-centric, way, making it much more interesting, approachable, and useful. It covers all key aspects of engine design - thermodynamics, aerodynamics, structures, materials, combustion, heat transfer - but it does not overwhelm you with too many minutiae. Wilson provides historical examples to bring to illustrate the equations, breathing life into them. Most textbooks give you knowledge of a subject; this one gives you an *understanding*.

I agree with the previous review, particularly on the quality of the binding - terrible. The same was true of the hardback version. However, don't let that stop you from ordering it. I'd rather have a falling-apart copy of Wilson than a structurally sound copy of any other gas turbine textbook, hands down.
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By Luis Landazuri on July 9, 2015
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Great book, years of experience are condensed into first couple of chapters
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