Chapter 29. Effects of Composition and Processing on Thermal Performance of a Rigidized Fibrous Ceramic Insulation Material

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. G. R. Holmquist,
  2. E. R. Cordia and
  3. R. W. Tomer

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291092.ch29

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

Holmquist, G. R., Cordia, E. R. and Tomer, R. W. (1981) Effects of Composition and Processing on Thermal Performance of a Rigidized Fibrous Ceramic Insulation Material, 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.ch29

Author Information

  1. Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. Sunnyvale, Calif

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:

  • aluminum;
  • borosilicate;
  • fibrous;
  • radiation;
  • diameter

Summary

A laboratory procedure for making fibrous refractory composite insulation (FRCI) was scaled up to a pilot-plant process. Thermal performance of initial pilot-plant material was different from that of laboratory material and was unacceptable for the intended application. Mechanical properties were acceptable. Material with acceptable thermal performance was developed by varying processing and compositional factors.