Foreign Object Damage Prediction in Ceramic Matrix Composites
Final rept. 30 Jul 2010-28 Feb 2011, Phase 1
N AND R ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES CORP PARMA HEIGHTS OH
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The Phase I deliverable is a physic-based model which represents a CMC gas turbine component concomitantly at the material level and the structural level. CMCs are currently being considered and used for aeroengine applications with a goal of increased specific power. A ceramic material must display sufficient capability to withstand the degrading effects that arise from external events such as FOD impacts. In addition to withstanding impact events, the CMC must be able to resist crack propagation through the thickness resulting from FOD induced surface flaws. Further issues of concern 1 the possibility of impacting materials scratching off the environmental barrier coating EBC coating and the subsequent consequences. 2 Given constant environmental attack of a CMC combustor liner due to the vaporization of salty airwater, the rate and sizes of EBC debris that loosen and then impact on turbine nozzle guide vanes. The delivered phase I tool provides the means to cost effectively investigate and resolve these issues in a phase II effort.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass