Silicon Nitride Components for AGATA: A European Gas Turbine for Hybrid Vehicles PUBLIC ACCESS

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Robert Lundberg

Volvo Aero Corporation, Trollhättan, Sweden

Jan Adlerborn

AC Cerama AB, Robertsfors, Sweden

Paper No. 96-GT-287, pp. V005T13A011; 5 pages
  • ASME 1996 International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition
  • Volume 5: Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy; Ceramics; Structures and Dynamics; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; General
  • Birmingham, UK, June 10–13, 1996
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-7876-7
  • Copyright © 1996 by ASME


The European EUREKA project, EU 209, otherwise known as AGATA (Advanced Gas Turbine for Automobiles), is a programme dedicated to the development of three critical ceramic components — a catalytic combustor, a radial turbine wheel and a static heat exchanger — for a 60 kW turbogenerator in an hybrid electric vehicle. These three components, which are of critical importance to the achievement of low emissions and high efficiency, will be designed, developed, manufactured and tested as part of a full scale feasibility study. AGATA is a joint project conducted by eight commercial companies and four research institutes in France and Sweden. Silicon nitride ceramics play an important role both in the development of the catalytic combustor and for the radial turbine wheel. This paper outlines the main results of the AGATA project with special emphasis to the development of Si3N4 combustor and turbine wheel.

Copyright © 1996 by ASME
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