Chapter 61. Dynamic Properties of 3-D Reinforced C/SiC for the RS-2200 Linear Aerospike Engine

  1. Todd Jessen and
  2. Ersan Ustundag
  1. Thomas Campbell1,
  2. Joseph Ting1,
  3. Peter Avitabile2 and
  4. James Min3

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294628.ch61

24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 3

24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 3

How to Cite

Campbell, T., Ting, J., Avitabile, P. and Min, J. (2008) Dynamic Properties of 3-D Reinforced C/SiC for the RS-2200 Linear Aerospike Engine, in 24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 3 (eds T. Jessen and E. Ustundag), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294628.ch61

Author Information

  1. 1

    Foster-Miller, Inc. 303 Bear Hill Rd Waltham, MA 02451

  2. 2

    University of Massachusetts Lowell One University Ave Lowell, MA 01854-2881

  3. 3

    NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field Structural Dynamics and Mechanics Branch 21000 Brookpark Rd Cleveland, OH 44135

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375686

Online ISBN: 9780470294628

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Keywords:

  • gel-casting;
  • reaction bonding;
  • alumina matrix minicomposites;
  • radial cracks;
  • oxide-oxide composites

Summary

Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials such as C/SiC are an enabling technology for next-generation, high temperature air-breathing and rocket engines such as the RS-2200 Linear Aerospike engine. The goal of this research was to characterize the dynamic mechanical properties of C/SiC reinforced with 2-D and 3-D braid to support the design of the RS-2200. C/SiC samples were successfully produced using a pre-ceramic polymer infiltration and pyrolysis (PIP) process. 3-D braided reinforcement provides mechanical and process advantages over 2-D reinforcement. Dynamic and static mechanical properties were measured. Mechanical properties were found to be competitive with properties for parts produced with chemical vapor infiltration (CVI). Damping appeared to decrease with increasing frequency. Absolute damping at high frequencies was less than 0.2%. Results indicate that external damping treatments will be required for high-temperature, high speed turbomachinery applications.