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Handbook for Cogeneration and Combined Cycle Power Plants, Second Edition

Meherwan P. Boyce, P.E.
Meherwan P. Boyce, P.E.
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The performance of the combined cycle plant is a function of the Brayton and Rankine Cycles. The Gas Turbine operates under the Brayton Cycle, and the Steam Turbine operates under the Rankine Cycle. The heat rejected by the Brayton Cycle in an isobaric process is the energy, which is used in the Rankine Cycle to produce the steam. Both cycles accept and reject heat in an isobaric process.

Combined Cycle Plant Operation
The Brayton Cycle
Inlet Cooling Effect
Regeneration Effect
Increasing the Work Output of the Simple Cycle Gas Turbine
Intercooling and Reheat Effects
Injection of Compressed Air, Steam, or Water for Increasing Power
Combination of Evaporative Cooling and Steam Injection
Advanced Gas Turbine Cycles
Compressed Air Energy Storage Cycle
Actual Cycle Analysis
The Simple Cycle
The Split-Shaft Simple Cycle
The Regenerative Cycle
The Intercooled Simple Cycle
The Reheat Cycle
The Intercooled Regenerative Reheat Cycle
The Steam Injection Cycle
The Evaporative Regenerative Cycle
The Brayton-Rankine Cycle
Summation of Cycle Analysis
A General Overview of Combined Cycle Plants
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