Does anyone know of some decent books for Gas Turbines/ Jet Propulsion?
These should help get you started.
AIAA Electronic articles on Gas Turbines - http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=406
Aerothermodynamics of Gas Turbine and Rocket Propulsion
by Gordon C. Oates, 3rd Edition (a classic text, update 1997) - I have 2nd Ed. 1984.
Aerothermodynamics of Aircraft Engine Components
Gordon C. Oates (Editor), 1985
Aircraft Propulsion Systems Technology and Design
Gordon C. Oates (Editor), 1989
Also, any aerospace engineers or students - I highly recommend joining American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
For those interested in 'air breathing' jet engines - check out The Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee
Check out other AIAA technical committees at - http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=192
I guess it depends on what level of detail you're looking for. A couple of books are:
Jet Propulsion by Nicholas Cumpsty (for a general overview/introduction that gives some pretty decent information).
Aircraft Gas Turbine Powerplants by Charles Otis. ISBN 0-89100-255-3. This is a great nuts and bolts book for a really good price. It has good system schematics and is written in an intermediate level. Not a whole lot of theory.
Gas Turbine Theory by Cohen, Rogers & Saravanmuttoo. ISBN 0-582-23632-0. Like the title implies, it is the bread and butter theory of component and performance engineering. A pretty in depth book. I love this book.
Hope this helps.
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