Chapter 3. NASA Advanced Ceramics Program Overview
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1990 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
A Collection of Papers Presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 7/8
How to Cite
Quigley, B. F. (1990) NASA Advanced Ceramics Program Overview, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313008.ch3
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1990
Print ISBN: 9780470374924
Online ISBN: 9780470313008
The Advanced Ceramics Program sponsored by NASA was reviewed. Ceramics and CMCs are studied at the NASA Ames and Lewis Research Centers. The emphasis of the work at Ames is on thermal protection systems, especially for space applications. Rigid thermal protection systems are mainly fibrous insulation with very low densities, although higher density CMCs are under development. Flexible sytems consist of layers of SiC fabric filled with alumina batting, stitched with SiC or aluminoborosilicate thread. Research at Lewis concentrates on material for power and propulsion applications. The scope of HITEMP (HighTemperature Enige Materials Program) was discussed with particular emphasis on processing and fiber technology.