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 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
This is a high quality facsimile of Aircraft Engines by Colonel Rollen H. Drake, originally published in 1948. In the simplest, clearest terms, with an abundance of illustrations, this book explains the theory, construction, installation and operation of all types of aircraft engines and of propellers. It is thoroughly authoritative. It gives all the specific instruction needed to pass the written examinations for the C.A.A. engine mechanic's certificate in 1948. In addition it supplies any interested layman with an exceptionally clear explanation of modern developments such as jet propulsion, gas turbines and the new prop-jet engine as well as of internal combustion aircraft engines. The book is outstandingly practical and easy to understand. Large, clear drawings and photographs take the place of lengthy explanations, and the use of confusing formulas and tables is avoided. Separate chapters explain in detail just how cylinders, crank-shafts, ignition systems, engine instruments and all other parts of aircraft engines are constructed and how they work. There is much practical information on materials, parts and fastenings, common causes of failure, trouble symptoms, testing and repair. The function of each part in the engine as a whole and its relation to the structure and operation of the plane is emphasized throughout the book. In addition, the book includes all useful background information. There is a simple explanation of the metals and alloys used in the various parts of the aircraft engine. Preceding the explanation of the ignition system, there is a review of electrical fundamentals, and there is useful information on fuels and lubricants at appropriate points. A full glossary of terms is also included. To insure complete accuracy, the author has had each section of the book checked by leading manufacturers of the materials and parts under discussion. The author himself, as a former C.A.A. official and teacher, is thoroughly familiar with the requirements of the aircraft mechanic and with the best methods of instruction. The book is thus a completely authoritative and useful text for all those preparing for their aircraft mechanics' license, a practical handbook for the mechanic on the job, and an informative book for pilots, other flight personnel, and any aviation enthusiast.
This econometric study covers the world outlook for rocker arms and parts for internal combustion engines excluding aircraft and gasoline automotive engines and gas turbines across more than 200 countries. For each year reported, estimates are given for the latent demand, or potential industry earnings (P.I.E.), for the country in question (in millions of U.S. dollars), the percent share the country is of the region and of the globe. These comparative benchmarks allow the reader to quickly gauge a country vis-a-vis others. Using econometric models which project fundamental economic dynamics within each country and across countries, latent demand estimates are created. This report does not discuss the specific players in the market serving the latent demand, nor specific details at the product level. The study also does not consider short-term cyclicalities that might affect realized sales. The study, therefore, is strategic in nature, taking an aggregate and long-run view, irrespective of the players or products involved. This study does not report actual sales data (which are simply unavailable, in a comparable or consistent manner in virtually all of the 230 countries of the world). This study gives, however, my estimates for the worldwide latent demand, or the P.I.E., for rocker arms and parts for internal combustion engines excluding aircraft and gasoline automotive engines and gas turbines. It also shows how the P.I.E. is divided across the world's regional and national markets. For each country, I also show my estimates of how the P.I.E. grows over time (positive or negative growth). In order to make these estimates, a multi-stage methodology was employed that is often taught in courses on international strategic planning at graduate schools of business.