1830. Vought High Speed – High Temperature Rotor Test


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J Banks: 1830. Vought High Speed – High Temperature Rotor Test. 1988.



One of the frontiers of composite application lies in its use in very high temperature environments. This paper gives an overview of an ultra high temperature, high speed turbine rotor test system. The design goal of this project was to develop a test system that would provide rotor temperatures in excess of 3000 degrees Fahrenheit and centrifugal loads to the test rotor in excess of 200,000 g’s. This test system will be used to develop a carbon composite turbine rotor and will culminate in full-scale ground testing of a carbon based, hot section turbojet. Successful development of this material could result in a doubling of current thrust to size ratios for jet engines.


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