POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF STRUCTURAL CERAMIC COMPOSITES IN GAS TURBINES

A Babcock and Wilcox solar turbines team has completed a program to assess the potential for structural ceramic composites in turbines for direct coal-fired or coal gasification environments. A review was made of the existing processes in direct coal firing, pressurized fluid bed combustors, and coal gasification combined cycle systems. Material requirements in these areas were also discussed. The program examined the state of the art in ceramic composite materials. It was shown that utilization of ceramic composites in the turbine rotor blades and nozzle vanes would provide the most benefit. A research program designed to introduce ceramic composite components to these turbines was recommended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report; Paper presented at the Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress, Brussels, June 11-14, 1990
  • Authors:
    • Parks Jr, W P
    • Ramey, R R
    • Rawlins, D C
  • Publication Date: 1990

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00661280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASME-90-GT-251
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM