Development of Ultra High Temperature Ceramic Composites for Gas Turbine Combustors PUBLIC ACCESS

[+] Author Affiliations
Magnus Holmquist, Robert Lundberg

Volvo Aero Corporation, Trollhättan, Sweden

Tony Razzell

Rolls-Royce plc, Derby, UK

Olivier Sudre

ONERA, Châtillon, France

Ludovic Molliex

SNECMA, Evry, France

Jan Adlerborn

AC Cerama AB, Robertsfors, Sweden

Paper No. 97-GT-413, pp. V004T13A018; 8 pages
  • ASME 1997 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 4: Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; IGTI Scholar Award
  • Orlando, Florida, USA, June 2–5, 1997
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7871-2
  • Copyright © 1997 by ASME


All-oxide ceramic composites as a material with potential for long life-time applications at temperatures in the 1400–1600°C range in combustion environments were studied. The properties of available polycrystalline and single crystal oxide fibres were summarised. The literature on stable weak interfaces in all-oxide composites was reviewed. Composites with single crystal fibres, a polycrystalline matrix of the same material as the fibres, and a compatible high temperature stable weak oxide interphase was suggested to be the most promising approach. Recent progress in an ongoing European project aiming at development, scale-up and property evaluation of all-oxide composites is reported. The composite will be applied to a simple prototype combustor tile and tested in a combustor rig.

Copyright © 1997 by ASME
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