Aircraft Powerplants, Eighth Edition

Aircraft Powerplants, Eighth Edition by Michael Kroes, Thomas Wild

By: Michael Kroes, Thomas Wild

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The most comprehensive, current guide to aircraft powerplants

Fully revised to cover the latest industry advances, Aircraft Powerplants, Eighth Edition, prepares you for certification as an FAA powerplant technician in accordance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). This authoritative text has been updated to reflect recent changes in FAR Part 147.

This new edition features expanded coverage of turbine-engine theory and nomenclature; current models of turbofan, turboprop, and turboshaft engines; and up-to-date details on turbine-engine fuel, oil, and ignition systems. Important information on how individual components and systems operate together is integrated throughout the text. Clear photos of various components and a full-color insert of diagrams and systems are included. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable you to check your knowledge of the topics presented in this practical resource.

Aircraft Powerplants, Eighth Edition, covers:

Aircraft powerplant classification and progress

Reciprocating-engine construction and nomenclature

Internal-combustion engine theory and performance

Lubricants and lubricating systems

Induction systems, superchargers, turbochargers, and cooling and exhaust systems

Basic fuel systems and carburetors

Fuel injection systems

Reciprocating-engine ignition and starting systems

Operation, inspection, maintenance, and troubleshooting of reciprocating engines

Reciprocating-engine overhaul practices

Gas-turbine engine: theory, jet propulsion principles, engine performance, and efficiencies

Principal parts of a gas-turbine engine, construction, and nomenclature

Gas-turbine engine: fuels and fuel systems

Turbine-engine lubricants and lubricating systems

Ignition and starting systems of gas-turbine engines

Turbofan, turboprop, and turboshaft engines

Gas-turbine operation, inspection, troubleshooting, maintenance, and overhaul

Propeller theory, nomenclature, and operation

Turbopropellers and control systems

Propeller installation, inspection, and maintenance

Engine indicating, warning, and control systems
Publication Date:
18 / 09 / 2013

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