AUTOMOTIVE GAS TURBINE CERAMIC REGENERATOR DESIGN AND RELIABILITY PROGRAM. PROGRESS REPORT, JULY 1, 1975--SEPTEMBER 30, 1975

The primary objective of the ERDA/Ford Ceramic Regenerator Design and Reliability Program is to develop ceramic regenerator cores that can be used in passenger car gas turbine engines, Stirling Cycle engines, and industrial/truck gas turbine engines. Specific durability objectives are defined as achieving a B sub 10 life of 10,000 hours on a truck/industrial gas turbine engine duty cycle. Previous efforts gave operating experience on lithium--aluminium--silicate (LAS) ceramic regenerator cores. The primary cause of failure of these regenerators was determined to be chemical attack of the LAS material. Improved materials and design concepts aimed at reducing or eliminating chemical attack were placed on durability test in Ford 707 industrial gas turbine engines late in 1974. Results are described of 4900 hours of turbine engine durability testing accumulated during the third quarter of 1975. Several candidate materials and design concepts continue to show promise toward achieving the durability objectives of this program. (ERA citation 01:013573)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ford Motor Company

    23400 Michigan Avenue
    Dearborn, MI  USA  48124
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D H
    • Fucinari, C A
    • Rahnke, C J
    • Rossi, L R
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

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  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00143631
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: E(11-1)-2630
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1977 12:00AM