Aircraft Powerplants, Ninth Edition

by: Thomas W. Wild, Ph.D.


Abstract: The most comprehensive guide to aircraft powerplants—fully updated for the latest advances. This authoritative textbook contains all the information you need to learn to master the operation and maintenance of aircraft engines and achieve FAA powerplant certification. The book offers clear explanations of all engine components, mechanics, and technologies. This ninth edition has been thoroughly revised to include the most current and critical topics. Brand-new sections explain the latest engine models, diesel engines, alternative fuels, pressure ratios, and reciprocating and turbofan engines. Hundreds of detailed diagrams and photos illustrate each topic. Aircraft Powerplants, Ninth 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, and turbochargers • 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 • Principal parts, construction, types, and nomenclature of gas-turbine engines • Gas-turbine engine theory and jet propulsion principles • 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
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Title: Aircraft Powerplants, Ninth Edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2018 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259835704

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Thomas W. Wild, Ph.D. is a retired professor in the Aviation Technology Department at Purdue University, where he taught and served for 37½ years. He holds or has held several FAA certifications, and was managing editor of the Aviation Technician Education Council Journal for 30 years. He has written many books and articles on aviation-related subjects and served on the boards of directors of aviation professional organizations.

Description: The most comprehensive guide to aircraft powerplants—fully updated for the latest advances. This authoritative textbook contains all the information you need to learn to master the operation and maintenance of aircraft engines and achieve FAA powerplant certification. The book offers clear explanations of all engine components, mechanics, and technologies. This ninth edition has been thoroughly revised to include the most current and critical topics. Brand-new sections explain the latest engine models, diesel engines, alternative fuels, pressure ratios, and reciprocating and turbofan engines. Hundreds of detailed diagrams and photos illustrate each topic. Aircraft Powerplants, Ninth 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, and turbochargers • 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 • Principal parts, construction, types, and nomenclature of gas-turbine engines • Gas-turbine engine theory and jet propulsion principles • 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