CERAMIC REGENERATOR SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Ceramic regenerator cores are considered that can be used in passenger car gas turbine engines, Stirling engines, and industrial/truck gas turbine engines. Improved materials and design concepts aimed at reducing or eliminating chemical attack were placed on durability test in Ford 707 industrial gas turbine engines. The results of 19,600 hours of turbine engine durability testing are described. Two materials, aluminum silicate and magnesium aluminum silicate, continue to show promise toward achieving the durability objectives of this program. A regenerator core made from aluminum silicate showed minimal evidence of chemical attack damage after 6935 hours of engine test at 800 C and another showed little distress after 3510 hours at 982 C. Results obtained in ceramic material screening tests, aerothermodynamic performance tests, stress analysis, cost studies, and material specifications are also included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Subm-Prepared for Doe.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ford Motor Company

    1 American Road
    Dearborn, MI  USA  48126-2798
  • Authors:
    • COOK, J A
    • Fucinari, C A
    • Lingscheit, J N
    • Rahnke, C J
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 129 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-135330 Prog. Rpt., CONS-0008-1
  • Contract Numbers: DEN-3-8t
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM