Accession Number:

ADA220988

Title:

Processing of Advanced Ceramics Which Have Potential for Use in Gas Turbine Aero Engines

Descriptive Note:

Aeronautical note

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Si3N4 and SiC based advanced ceramics that have been produced by hot isostatic pressing HIPing have good potential to be used as hot section components in gas turbine aero engines. This report provides background for an NAE-SML investigation of this potential. The report begins with a general overview of the many fabrication methods that have been used to produce both monolithic ceramics and SiC whisker reinforced composite ceramics. This is followed by a comprehensive survey of past efforts to produce Si3N4 and SiC based ceramics by HIPing. It is apparent that many of these efforts have involved HIPing of material that has already been densified by sintering, but such an approach does not really allow the full benefits of HIP processing to be realized. On the other hand, HIPing of Si3N4 based composite produced by reaction bonding may result in ceramic material of superior quality.

Subject Categories:

  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE