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 [Broken]
by Gordon C. Oates, 3rd Edition (a classic text, update 1997) - I have 2nd Ed. 1984.
Gordon C. Oates (Editor), 1985
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 http://www.aiaa.org/tc/abp/index.html [Broken]
Check out other AIAA technical committees at - http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=192 [Broken]
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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