Part I: Theoretical Considerations Gas Turbine Historical Firsts Thermal and Fluid Flow Dynamics Physics Considerations Cycles for Developing Shaft Power Propulsion of Aircraft Part II: Design and Operating Practice Industrial and Power Generation Turbines Aviation Engines Aero-derivative Engines for Marine, Industry and Transport Fan and Radial and Axial Compressors Combustion Methods Turbines Gas Turbines Performance Evaluation Performance Enhancement Exhaust Gas Emission, Noise and Vibration Control Appendices
A S Rangwala received his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, and also in Industrial Engineering from University of Cincinnati. He has worked for thirty-five years in the field of Structural Dynamics on Compressors and Gas Turbines as applicable to aircraft engines, and steam turbines and generators for power plant applications. Mr Rangwala has written several books, papers and reports on all facets of machinery system and component dynamics. He has worked at General Electric Company's Aircraft Engines Group in Cincinnati, OH and Lynn, Massachusetts and at Large Steam Turbines Department, Schenectady, NY. He has also worked at Siemens-Westinghouse Power Corporation in Orlando. He now works as an International Consultant and teaches short course for practising engineers on structural vibrations of rotating and reciprocating machinery. He has also been an adjunct professor at Cincinnati State Technical College.