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.
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Ford Motor Company1 American Road
Dearborn, MI United States 48126-2798
- COOK, J A
- Fucinari, C A
- Lingscheit, J N
- Rahnke, C J
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 129 p.
- TRT Terms: Aluminum; Automobiles; Ceramic materials; Cores (Specimens); Corrosion; Corrosion resistance; Design; Durability; Gas turbines; Heat exchangers; Industrial trucks; Magnesium; Materials; Performance tests; Refractory materials; Regenerators; Screenings; Silicates; Specifications; Stirling engines; Structural analysis; Turbine engines; Vehicle power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines; Cores; Materials specifications; Stirling cycle
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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