Chapter 25. Tungsten-Fiber-Reinforced Superalloys—A Status Review

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Donald W. Petrasek and
  2. Robert A. Signorelli

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291092.ch25

Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Petrasek, D. W. and Signorelli, R. A. (1981) Tungsten-Fiber-Reinforced Superalloys—A Status Review, in Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 7/8 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291092.ch25

Author Information

  1. NASA-Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio 44135

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373903

Online ISBN: 9780470291092

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Keywords:

  • component;
  • temperature;
  • ceramic;
  • filaments;
  • molybdenum

Summary

Improved performance of heat engines is largely dependent upon maximum cycle temperatures. Tungsten-fiber-reinforced superalloys (TFRS) are the first of a family of high-temperature composites that offer the potential for significantly increasing hot-component operating temperatures and thus leading to improved heat engine performance. This status review of TFRS research emphasizes the promising property data developed to date, the status of TFRS composite airfoil fabrication technology, and the areas requiring more attention to assure their applicability to hot-section components of aircraft gas turbine engines.