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Prospects for Ceramics in Airborne Gas Turbine Engines

  • E. G. Butler
  • M. H. Lewis
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Abstract

Ceramics offer major advantages in relation to efficiency and performance of gas turbines; their potential for higher operating temperature reduces the need for cooling and their lower density reduces both weight and stresses created in moving components.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. G. Butler
    • 1
  • M. H. Lewis
    • 2
  1. 1.Rolls Royce plc, Advanced Ceramic CentreUniversity of WarwickUK
  2. 2.Centre for Advanced Materials TechnologyUniversity of WarwickUK

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