CMCs: Research in Europe and the Future Potential of CMCs in Industry

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Marcel H. van de Voorde1 and
  2. Martin R. Nedele2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314876.ch

Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 4

Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 4

How to Cite

van de Voorde, M. H. and Nedele, M. R. (1996) CMCs: Research in Europe and the Future Potential of CMCs in Industry, in Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314876.ch

Author Information

  1. 1

    European Union JRC-Institute for Advanced Materials P.O. Box 2, 1755 ZG Petten The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fiir Luft- und Raumfahrt Institute of Structures and Design Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, D-70569 Stuttgart Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375433

Online ISBN: 9780470314876

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Keywords:

  • ceramics matrix composites;
  • aerospace;
  • military industries;
  • corrosion resistance;
  • monolithic ceramics

Summary

CMC's ceramics Matrix Composites) have been developed for high temperature applications in aerospace and military industries. In general, the CMC's should be capable of outperforming the best available superalloys. Great efforts are being given to pinpoint spin-off technologies i.e. applications in modern fossil fuel power plants, gas turbines, petrochemistry etc. In these applications, the CMC's have to operate at temperatures up to 140°C, in corrosive environments for long durations. These developments will provoke a breakthrough for this new group CMC-materials.