Gas Turbine Handbook: Principles and Practice, 4th edition
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In discussions about the 3rd edition and the microturbine it was apparent that additional information was needed on the subject of compressors, specifically the centrifugal compressor. The Author of this Book is Tony Giampaolo This is primarily due to the fact that microturbine designs rely heavily on the centrifugal compressor instead of the axial compressor. Array ISBN . The microturbine designs are, in many aspects, similar to the early flight engines. Gas Turbine Handbook: Principles and Practice, 4th edition available in English. Early flight engine pioneers used the centrifugal design because tooling and manufacturing capability was not sufficiently developed to produce the axial components. The approach of the microturbine designer is to minimize cost (through use of existing hardware and higher rotor speeds). That this is accomplished is apparent when we see that microturbines utilize existing gas turbines and turbocharger components. These components are the turbo-expander and the centrifugal compressor.