Integral textile ceramic composites for turbine engine combustors

B. N. Cox, J. B. Davis, D. B. Marshall, Qingda Yang

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Integrally formed ceramic matrix composite structures are being developed for a range of hot-structure applications involving active cooling. In this paper, some advantages of integral textile approaches are summarised and design possibilities for turbine engine combustors are suggested. Advantages of integral textile structures include: 1) joints between ceramic and other materials in hot zones can be avoided; 2) thin skins (< 1 mm) can be formed that are strong and tough, enabling tolerance of higher heat fluxes; 3) compliant structures can be designed, which can limit the development of thermal mismatch stresses; and 4) fabrication costs can be lowered by reducing part counts and steps in processing. This paper discusses some of the non-traditional design and fabrication challenges that must be met to exploit integral textile ceramic structures and offers a preliminary assessment of their viability for handling the thermomechanical loads of an advanced combustor.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, International Gas Turbine Institute, Turbo Expo (Publication) IGTI
Number of pages7
Volume4 A
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the ASME TURBO EXPO 2002: Ceramics, Industrial and Cogeneration Structures and Dynamics - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 3 2002Jun 6 2002


OtherProceedings of the ASME TURBO EXPO 2002: Ceramics, Industrial and Cogeneration Structures and Dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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