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Principles and Constructional Features of Gas Turbines

Explore this free online course on the principles, components as well as the constructional features of gas turbines.

Publisher: ADU
Some physics and propulsion principles discovered centuries ago are still applied in modern gas turbines. This free online course on the working principles and constructional features of gas turbines teaches you about the components of a gas turbine, as well as how gas turbine propulsion systems work. You will learn about Bernoulli’s principle, Boyle’s law, Charles’ law, as well as the stages of the convergent-divergent process.
Principles and Constructional Features of Gas Turbines
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    3-4 Hours
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This free online course on Principles and Constructional Features of Gas Turbines covers all you need to know on the intricacies and mechanics of gas turbines, with a focus on its application in shipping. This gas turbine course begins by introducing you to the functions of the components of a gas turbine which include compressor, combustion chamber, and turbine. Next, you will discuss the basics of how gas turbine propulsion control systems work, their advantages and disadvantages and how they are used in warship and commercial ship propulsion. The use of gas turbines in merchant marine vessels such as cruise ships, large fast passenger ferries, freight carriers, LNG carriers and as well as fast container ships are then analyzed. You will be introduced to the merits of gas turbine propulsion plants in commercial tonnage, the technical functions of combined-cycle gas turbine and steam turbine electric (COGES) as well as the different COGES propulsion systems layout. The applications of gas turbines in the broader marine industry and current trends are then discussed. 

The next part of the course explains the three main gas laws and principles for gas turbine operation which includes Bernoulli’s principle, Boyle’s law, and Charles’ law, as well as the different stages of the convergent-divergent process. Learn about adiabatic compression, the effect of ambient temperature, as well as the importance of compressor cleanliness. The course content then goes on to cover the various cycles used for gas turbine operation such as the Brayton cycle, intercooled cycle, intercooled recuperated cycle, reheat cycle, intercooled reheat cycle, and the combined cycle. This free online shipping course will also explain the different types, working systems and functions of gas turbine configurations which include single-shaft, split-shaft, and twin-spool engines. You will also learn about the necessity of a power turbine for propulsion, as well as the single shaft, twin shaft, concentric shaft power turbine. The foundation, enclosure, piping, fuel, lubrication, cooling as well as safety, control, monitoring and alarm systems of gas turbines subject to classifications will also be covered after which the three main sections of a gas turbine which include; compressor, combustor, and the turbine are explored. You will learn all about the phrases and terms associated with engine inspection and the materials used in the construction of gas turbines which include special steels, titanium alloys and superalloys. The working principles, components and types of the axial flow and centrifugal compressors are comprehensively analyzed and you will understand exactly what gas turbine coating protection is.

If you sign up for this in-depth free online course as a student, researcher or someone working in marine engineering, you will greatly improve your working and practical knowledge of the principles and construction features of gas turbines.

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