Overview of Gas Turbines
This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of gas turbines, by briefly discussing the basic theory, types, construction features, and operating principles of gas turbine engines.
The gas turbine is an internal combustion engine that uses air as the working fluid. The engine extracts chemical energy from fuel and converts it to mechanical energy using the gaseous energy of the working fluid to drive the engine.
The gas turbine, when compared to other types of engines, may offer many advantages. Its high power-to-weight ratio has made it the preferred engine for an aircraft. In terms of fuel economy, modern gas turbines may compete with diesel engines and be superior to boiler/steam turbine plants.
This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers as well as others who are interested in learning about Gas Turbines.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Familiarizing with the laws and principles that apply to gas turbine engines
- Understanding the methods used to classify gas turbines
- Learning about the major components used on gas turbines
- Learning about the functions of the starting systems and the types of ignition aids
- Gaining a general overview on the types of gas turbine monitoring systems
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