Research and Development Testing of Yttria/Rare Earth Stabilized Zirconia Matrix Bricks in the Pilot Test Unit (PTU) at AEDC
Final rept. Feb 1969-Apr 1971
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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Presented are the comprehensive results of research testing accomplished with the Pilot Test Unit PTU at AEDC since February 1969. The major objective of this continuing test program is to develop operational techniques and suitable ceramic materials in direct support of a full-scale, intermittent airflow, high enthalpy, high pressure test facility capable of testing aircraft and missile models, components, and engines in the Mach 2 to 8 flight regime. Eighty-four blowdown runs accomplished in the PTU are reported herein. Heater maximum operating conditions of 1850 psi and 4450F were accomplished during testing.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods