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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE COURSE SYLLABUS Course MECH 514 Gas Turbines Textbook “Gas Turbine Theory”, H.1.H. Saravanamutto, G.F.C. Rogers, and H. Cohen, 5" ed., Prentice Hall, 2001. Instructor Dr. Pierre Azoury, Room 111, Bechtel Engineering Building. pal Course Objectives The course will provide an introduction to the theory and applications of the gas turbine, including the dynamic and thermodynamic design of some of its major components. Course outcome The student will be able to perform cycle analyses for both shaft power and aircraft propulsion systems. Also, the student will be able to analyze the dynamics and thermodynamics of centrifugal and axial flow compressors, and of axial and radial flow turbines. He will thereby be provided with enough background knowledge for a professional appointment in the fields of gas turbines and jet propulsion, and for higher studies and/or research in those fields. Introduction. Shaft power cycles. Gas turbine eycles for aireraft propulsion. Centrifugal compressors. Axial flow compressors. Axial and radial flow turbines. A review of the state-of-the-art in gas turbine technology. Grading Attendance and class participation (10%) ‘Two quizzes (each of 25%) Final exam (40%) No make-up quizzes or exam will be given. Quiz schedule Quiz 1: March 29, 10 am — 12 noon, Wing D. Office hours T, Th 10 am ~ 12 noon, Quiz May 10, 10 am — 12 noon, Wing D. 0 — 3:30 pm. References L Bathie, W.W., “Fundamentals of gas turbines”, John Wiley & Sons, 1995. Horlock, J.H., “Cogencration-combincd heat and power”, Pergamon, 1987. Hill, P.G. and Peterson, C.R., “Mechanics and Thermodynamics of propulsion”, Addison-Wesley, 1992. Wilson, D. G. and Korakianitis, T., “The design of high efficiency turbomachinery and gas turbines”, Prentice Hall, 1998. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Asea Brown Boberi Review. Articles relevant to gas turbine technology.