Chapter 8. Ceramic Components for Gas Turbine Engines

  1. William Smothers
  1. P. W. Heitman

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320211.ch8

Proceedings of the 12th Automative Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 5/6

Proceedings of the 12th Automative Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 5/6

How to Cite

Heitman, P. W. (1984) Ceramic Components for Gas Turbine Engines, in Proceedings of the 12th Automative Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 5/6 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320211.ch8

Author Information

  1. Allison Gas Turbine Div., General Motors Corp. Indianapolis, IN 47907

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374108

Online ISBN: 9780470320211

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Keywords:

  • combustors;
  • methodology;
  • engine;
  • parameters;
  • rupture

Summary

Until recently automotive gas turbine engines have failed to meet the marketplace requirements of cost and performance. Ceramic components now under development offer an automotive gas turbine concept, the Model AGT100, with real potential to meet these requirements. Present efforts to develop this engine concept focus on the technologies of component design, manufacture and inspection. Significant progress has been made in each of these areas. Of particular importance is the advancing capability to produce net or near-net shaped components using parctical processes. Integral turbine rotors, scrolls, combustors, support structures and heat exchangers have now been successfully produced and evaluated. The major obstical to wide spread usage of structural ceramic is the lack of material property consistently associated with present processing methodology. If processing issues are properly addressed, common usage of ceramic elements in gas turbine engines is possible by the early 1990's.