Aircraft Powerplants, Eighth Edition

Aircraft Powerplants, Eighth Edition

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The most comprehensive, current guide to aircraft powerplantsFully 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 reflectrecent 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 individualcomponents 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 progressReciprocating-engine construction and nomenclatureInternal-combustion engine theory and performanceLubricants and lubricating systemsInduction systems, superchargers, turbochargers, and cooling and exhaust systemsBasic fuel systems and carburetorsFuel injection systemsReciprocating-engine ignition and starting systemsOperation, inspection, maintenance, and troubleshooting of reciprocating enginesReciprocating-engine overhaul practicesGas-turbine engine: theory, jet propulsion principles, engine performance, and efficienciesPrincipal parts of a gas-turbine engine, construction, and nomenclatureGas-turbine engine: fuels and fuel systemsTurbine-engine lubricants and lubricating systemsIgnition and starting systems of gas-turbine enginesTurbofan, turboprop, and turboshaft enginesGas-turbine operation, inspection, troubleshooting, maintenance, and overhaulPropeller theory, nomenclature, and operationTurbopropellers and control systemsPropeller installation, inspection, and maintenanceEngine indicating, warning, and control systems
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Product details

  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 224 x 272 x 38mm | 1,755g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 800 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0071799133
  • 9780071799133
  • 1,135,696

Table of contents

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, Construction, and Nomenclature
Gas Turbine Engine, Theory, Performance and Parameters
Gas-Turbine Engine: Fuels and Fuel Systems
Turbine-Engine Lubricants and Lubricating Systems
Ignition and Starting Systems of Gas-Turbine Engines
Turbofan Engines
Turboprop 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
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About Thomas W. Wild

Thomas W. Wild is a professor in the Aviation Technology Department at Purdue University. He holds or has held several FAA certifications, including Aviation Maintenance Technician, Designated Mechanic Examiner, Flight Engineer, Inspection Authorization, and Sport Pilot. Professor Wild has earned numerous awards for his contributions to education during his over 32 years at Purdue. He has taught many courses dealing with reciprocating and gas-turbine engines, propellers, propeller control systems, and large aircraft systems. Professor Wild also serves as the managing editor of the Aviation Technician Education Council Journal. He has written and published many books and articles on several aviation-related subjects and served on boards of directors of aviation professional organizations.

Michael J. Kroes is an aviation practitioner and educator with more than 35 years of experience in the field. He holds or has held several FAA certifications, including Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, Inspection Authorization, Designated Mechanic Examiner, Designated Engineering Representative, and Commercial Pilot. Mr. Kroes has worked for some of the top aviation companies, including Raytheon and Allied Signal, and spent 25 years as a professor and department head at Purdue University. Recognized as a leading expert on FAA technician certification, he authored a comprehensive study funded by the FAA. This study was used to develop new FAA technician certification content and guidelines.
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