A high-temperature, high-pressure, tube furnace has been used to evaluate the long term stability of different monolithic ceramic and ceramic matrix composite materials in a simulated combustor environment. All of the tests have been run at 150 psia, 1204°C, and 15 percent steam in incremental 500 h runs. The major advantage of this system is the high sample throughput; >20 samples can be exposed in each tube at the same time under similar exposure conditions. Microstructural evaluations of the samples were conducted after each 500 h exposure to characterize the extent of surface damage, to calculate surface recession rates, and to determine degradation mechanisms for the different materials. The validity of this exposure rig for simulating real combustor environments was established by comparing materials exposed in the test rig and combustor liner materials exposed for similar times in an actual gas turbine combustor under commercial operating conditions. [S0742-4795(00)02402-9]
Exposure of Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites in Simulated and Actual Combustor Environments
Contributed by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) of THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS for publication in the ASME JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Paper presented at the International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN, June 7–10, 1999; ASME Paper 99-GT-292. Manuscript received by IGTI March 9, 1999; final revision received by the ASME Headquarters January 3, 2000. Associate Technical Editor: D. Wisler.
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More , K. L., Tortorelli , P. F., Ferber , M. K., Walker , L. R., Keiser, J. R., Miriyala , N., Brentnall , W. D., and Price, J. R. (January 3, 2000). "Exposure of Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites in Simulated and Actual Combustor Environments ." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. April 2000; 122(2): 212–218. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.483197
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