Chapter 9. Starting

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

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774533.ch9

Gas Turbine Performance, Second Edition

Gas Turbine Performance, Second Edition

How to Cite

Walsh, P. P. and Fletcher, P. (2004) Starting, in Gas Turbine Performance, Second Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774533.ch9

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



  • pilots;
  • engine operation;
  • ignition;
  • combustor;
  • injectors


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The fundamental starting process

  • Start processes for major engine types and applications

  • Engine start requirements

  • The impact of ambient temperature and pressure

  • Operability issues

  • Starting and parameter groups

  • Control strategies during start manoeuvres

  • Starter system variants and selection

  • Start and control models