Chapter 29. Options for Improving Rigidized Ceramic Heatshields

  1. William Smothers
  1. Daniel B. Leiser,
  2. Marnell Smith and
  3. David A. Stewart

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch29

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Leiser, D. B., Smith, M. and Stewart, D. A. (1985) Options for Improving Rigidized Ceramic Heatshields, in Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch29

Author Information

  1. NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA 95120

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374337

Online ISBN: 9780470320280

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Keywords:

  • TPS;
  • AOTV;
  • HRSI;
  • AETB;
  • aluminoborosilicate fibers

Summary

Capabilities, tensile strength, and dimensional stability at high temperature of low density, rigid, fibrous ceramic TPS and their applicability to an advanced reentry vehicle are reviewed. Improvements made by modifying the basic components and processing, along with the problems and limitations faced, are discussed.