Brittle Materials Design, High Temperature Gas Turbine
Interim rept. no. 10, 1 Jan-30 Jun 1976
FORD MOTOR CO DEARBORN MI
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The demonstration of uncooled brittle materials in structural applications at 2500 F is the objective of the Brittle Materials Design, High Temperature Gas Turbine program. The contractor, will utilize a small vehicular gas turbine comprising an entire ceramic hot flow path including the highly stressed turbine rotors. The subcontractor, originally planned to evaluate ceramic first stage stator vanes in an actual 30 MW test turbine engine however, this objective was revised to demonstrate ceramic stator vanes in a static test rig. Both companies had in-house research programs in this area prior to this contract. In the stationary gas turbine project, the test of ceramic stator vanes in a static rig for 100 cycles up to temperatures of 2500 F has been completed. This accomplishment meets the revised objectives for the stationary turbine project and therefore, this project is completed as of the end of this reporting period. The report of the last six months progress will be included in the final report for the project and published separately.
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