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The Manufacture of Ultra-Lightweight Large Diameter Composite Pistons

  • P. Mobbs

Abstract

Heat transfer characteristics of gas turbine blades can be measured in an intermittent short steady-pulse wind tunnel. Such a tunnel has been constructed at RAE Farnborough in which a stable hot gas pulse is generated by an ultra-lightweight, large diameter piston. Manufacture of such a piston is made possible by composites fabrication techniques recently developed for aerospace applications. Two pistons have been fabricated and found to exceed their design and operational requirements.

Keywords

Carbon Fibre Reinforce Plastic Syntactic Foam Film Adhesive Schematic Layout Honeycomb Core 
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References

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    Brooks A.J. The Isentropic Light Piston Cascade Facility. RAE Technical Report 85098 (1985)Google Scholar
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    Brooks A.J., Colbourne D.E., et al. The Isentropic Light Piston Cascade Facility at RAE Pyestock. RAE Technical Memorandum P 1053 (1985)Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Mobbs
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials and Structures Department X34 buildingRoyal Aerospace EstablishmentFarnborough HantsEngland

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