Ceramics for ATS Industrial Turbines PUBLIC ACCESS

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Richard Wenglarz, Sy Ali

Allison Engine Company, Indianapolis, IN

Abbie Layne

U.S. Department of Energy, Morgantown, WV

Paper No. 96-GT-319, pp. V005T13A015; 6 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 U.S. Department of Energy and most U.S. manufacturers of stationary gas turbines are participating in a major national effort to develop advanced turbine systems (ATS). The ATS program will achieve ultra-high efficiencies, environmental superiority, and cost competitiveness compared with current combustion turbine systems. A major factor in the improved efficiencies of simple cycle ATS gas turbines will be higher operating temperatures than current engines. These temperatures strain the limits of metallic alloy and flow-path cooling technologies.

Ceramics materials offer a potential alternative to cooled turbine alloys for ATS turbines due to higher melting points than metallics. This paper evaluates ceramics technology and plant economic issues for ATS industrial turbine systems. A program with the objective of demonstrating first-stage ceramic vanes in a commercial industrial turbine is also described.

Copyright © 1996 by ASME
Topics: Ceramics , Turbines
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