PROCESS DEMONSTRATION AND COST ANALYSIS OF A MASS PRODUCTION FORGING TECHNIQUE FOR AUTOMOTIVE TURBINE WHEELS. PHASE I

Low cost fabrication of integrally-bladed automotive turbine wheels using the gatorizing(TM) forging process was demonstrated. Basic forging parameters were developed for the nickel-base alloy IN 100. Several wheels were produced and post forging heat-treating studies were conducted to develop an optimum combination of stress-rupture and LCF properties. Target goals for these properties were higher than those achieved in this initial study. The capabilities and limitations of the forging process are defined along with an estimate of turbine wheel cost in large production quantities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pratt and Whitney Aircraft

    Florida Research and Development Center
    West Palm Beach, FL  USA 

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Alternative Automotive Power Systems Division
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Allen, M M
    • Hill, D J
    • Walker, B H
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PWA-FR-6690 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-01-0477
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM