Chapter 26. Testing of Monolithic Ceramics and Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Composites for Gas Turbine Combustors

  1. J. P. Singh
  1. Jane F. Simpson1,
  2. Vijay M. Parthasarathy1 and
  3. Anthony Fahme2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294444.ch26

Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 4

Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 4

How to Cite

Simpson, J. F., Parthasarathy, V. M. and Fahme, A. (1997) Testing of Monolithic Ceramics and Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Composites for Gas Turbine Combustors, in Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 4 (ed J. P. Singh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294444.ch26

Author Information

  1. 1

    Solar Turbines, R-1, P.O. Box 85376, San Diego, CA 92186

  2. 2

    Solar Turbines, E-4, P.O. Box 85376, San Diego, CA 92186

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375532

Online ISBN: 9780470294444

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Keywords:

  • emissions;
  • evaluated;
  • consumption;
  • ceramic;
  • combustor

Summary

In support of its mission to decrease national emissions and increase fuel efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy sponsors several ceramics development programs in which Solar participates. The high temperature capability of ceramics make them ideal candidates for the gas turbine combustor liner application. Monolithic materials evaluated include SiC, BZP (Barium Zirconia Phosphate), and Russian ABNK (Alumino-Boron-Nitride). Composite materials evaluated include SiC/SiC, Al2O3/Al2O3 and SiC/Al2O3. Subscale combustor liner tests were conducted in a single burner rig which simulates actual engine temperatures and pressures. Monolithic tile tests resulted in catastrophic failure. CFCC (Continuous Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Composite) liners were tested successfully at 1204°C (2200°F) for up to 100 hours. Comparison of nondestructive evaluation results before and after testing indicated that little to no structural damage occurred, especially in the SiC/SiC and SiC/Al2O3 composites.