Chapter 1. Gas Turbine Engine Applications

  1. Philip P. Walsh BSc, FRAeS, CEng1 and
  2. Paul Fletcher MA (Oxon), MRAeS, CEng2

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774533.ch1

Gas Turbine Performance, Second Edition

Gas Turbine Performance, Second Edition

How to Cite

Walsh, P. P. and Fletcher, P. (2004) Gas Turbine Engine Applications, in Gas Turbine Performance, Second Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774533.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Head of Performance and Engine Systems, Rolls-Royce plc

  2. 2

    Manager, Prelim Design, Energy Business, Rolls-Royce plc

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 15 MAR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064342

Online ISBN: 9780470774533



  • gas turbine engine;
  • aircraft propulsion;
  • marine vessel;
  • diesel engines;
  • power turbine


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Comparison of gas turbine and diesel engines

  • Power generation applications

  • Industrial mechanical drive applications

  • Automotive applications

  • Marine applications

  • Aircraft applications—propulsion requirements

  • Shaft powered aircraft—turboprops and turboshafts

  • Thrust propelled aircraft—turbofans, turbojets and ramjets

  • Auxiliary power units (APUs)