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Evaluation of Ceramic Matrix Composite Technology for Aircraft Turbine Engine ApplicationsThe goals of the NASA Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project are to reduce the NO(x) emissions, fuel burn, and noise from turbine engines. In order to help meet these goals, commercially-produced ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components and environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) are being evaluated as parts and panels. The components include a CMC combustor liner, a CMC high pressure turbine vane, and a CMC exhaust nozzle as well as advanced EBCs that are tailored to the operating conditions of the CMC combustor and vane. The CMC combustor (w/EBC) could provide 2700 F temperature capability with less component cooling requirements to allow for more efficient combustion and reductions in NOx emissions. The CMC vane (w/EBC) will also have temperature capability up to 2700 F and allow for reduced fuel burn. The CMC mixer nozzle will offer reduced weight and improved mixing efficiency to provide reduced fuel burn. The main objectives are to evaluate the manufacturability of the complex-shaped components and to evaluate their performance under simulated engine operating conditions. Progress in CMC component fabrication, evaluation, and testing is presented in which the goal is to advance from the proof of concept validation (TRL 3) to a system/subsystem or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment (TRL 6).
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Halbig, Michael C. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Jaskowiak, Martha H. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Kiser, James D. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Zhu, Dongming (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
January 7, 2013
Subject Category
Composite Materials
Meeting Information
41st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition(Grapevine, TX)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 699959.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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