Manufacturing Methods for Erosion-Resistant Ceramic Nozzles for Small Gas Turbines

[+] Author and Article Information
J. P. Arnold, W. McGovern

U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Command, Fort Belvoir, VA

A. D. Russell, J. C. Napier

Solar Turbines Incorporated, San Diego, Calif.

J. Eng. Power 105(3), 412-416 (Jul 01, 1983) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3227430 History: Received December 14, 1981; Online September 28, 2009


Ceramic vanes significantly improve erosion resistance of small gas turbines. Methods of economically manufacturing ceramic vanes and associated metal shrouds were developed. Nozzle performance was verified for corrosion, thermal shock, and erosion. Detailed cost studies have shown a ceramic vane nozzle can be built for 150 percent of the cost of a metal vane nozzle. Production tooling has been ordered and engine qualification is planned.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In