AUTOMOTIVE GAS TURBINE CERAMIC REGENERATOR DESIGN AND RELIABILITY PROGRAM. SECOND QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORT

The primary objective of the EPA/Ford Ceramic Regenerator Design and Durability 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. Operating experience, laboratory analysis, and mathematical analysis accumulated on the lithium-alumina-silicate (LAS) ceramic regenerator cores through the end of 1973 were previously reported. The test and analytical results acquired during 1974 are given, including descriptions of the material testing conducted magnesium-alumina-silicate (MAS) regenerator samples, analysis of core and rim designs, development of new regenerator core drive and support systems, and the results of over 18,000 hours of engine durability testing accumulated during 1974. (ERA citation 01:026020)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ford Motor Company

    23400 Michigan Avenue
    Dearborn, MI  USA  48124

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, D H
    • Fucinari, C A
    • Rahnke, C J
    • Rossi, L R
  • Publication Date: 1975-4-22

Media Info

  • Pagination: 96 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EPA-68-03-2150
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM