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Mach 0.3 Burner Rig Facility at the NASA Glenn Materials Research LaboratoryThis Technical Memorandum presents the current capabilities of the state-of-the-art Mach 0.3 Burner Rig Facility. It is used for materials research including oxidation, corrosion, erosion and impact. Consisting of seven computer controlled jet-fueled combustors in individual test cells, these relatively small rigs burn just 2 to 3 gal of jet fuel per hour. The rigs are used as an efficient means of subjecting potential aircraft engine/airframe advanced materials to the high temperatures, high velocities and thermal cycling closely approximating actual operating environments. Materials of various geometries and compositions can be evaluated at temperatures from 700 to 2400 F. Tests are conducted not only on bare superalloys and ceramics, but also to study the behavior and durability of protective coatings applied to those materials.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Fox, Dennis S.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Miller, Robert A.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Zhu, Dongming
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Perez, Michael
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Cuy, Michael D.
(ASRC Aerospace Corp. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Robinson, R. Craig
(Jacobs Technology, Inc. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 2011
Subject Category
Metals And Metallic Materials
Report/Patent Number
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 031102.02.03.0676.09
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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