Improved ceramic heat exchanger material [electronic resource].
- Cincinnati, Ohio : General Electric Company, 1977.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
- Physical Description:
- Pages: 36 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- General Electric Company and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Various ceramic materials in the form of small, monolithic bars were screened as candidate materials in heat exchanger structures for automotive gas turbine engines. The material finally selected consists of 60 w/o* petalite (LAS) and 40 w/o of a recrystallizable glass which converts during thermal processing to cordierite (MAS). This new material, GE-3200, was fabricated by Coors Porcelain Company into a circular honeycomb structure 53.3 cm diameter and 10.2 cm thick (21'' x 4'') and having 69.8 holes/cm/sup 2/ (450 holes/in./sup 2/) of rectangular geometry. Dimensions of each cell are about 2.5 mm x 0.5 mm (0.1'' x 0.02'') with wall thicknesses about 0.20 mm (0.008''). Small bar-shaped specimens of the honeycomb were used to measure thermal, chemical, and mechanical properties and for macro- and microstructure examination. Cylindrical honeycomb specimens about 15.2 cm diameter and 10.2 in. thick (6'' x 4'') were sent to Ford Motor Company and are currently being tested in a gas turbine engine. Data obtained from testing the bar-shaped honeycomb specimens of GE-3200 and from testing bar-shaped honeycomb specimens of Corning 9455 were compared. Results indicate that GE-3200 has significantly better resistance to sulfuric acid and to sodium chloride than Corning 9455; thermal expansion of GE-3200 is higher than that of Corning 9455 (1.7 x 10/sup -6///sup 0/C vs. 0.65 x 10/sup -6///sup 0/C over the temperature range 25/sup 0/C to 1000/sup 0/C); mechanical properties of GE-3200 are higher in the tangential direction, but lower in the radial direction than Corning 9455; and during thermal cycling between R.T. 1000/sup 0/C and R.T. -1100/sup 0/C, GE-3200 tends to elongate while Corning 9455 tends to slightly contract. Overall assessment of GE-3200 properties, ease of material preparation, ready adaptability to honeycomb fabrication, and refractoriness qualify this new material as a candidate for heat exchanger application in automotive gas turbine engines.
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:cons/9698-1
E 1.99: nasa-cr-135292
- Other Subject(s):
- Published through SciTech Connect.
Rauch, H.W. Sr.
- Funding Information:
View MARC record | catkey: 13601548