Volume 1, 2009Progress in Propulsion Physics
|Page(s)||627 - 644|
|Section||Ceramic Matrix Composites for Aerospace Applications|
|Published online||16 September 2011|
Ptah-socar fuel-cooled composite materials structure
One of the key points for the development of dual-mode ramjets operating up to Mach 8 or more is the mastery of fuel-cooled composite materials structures, which are needed, at least, for the combustion chamber. MBDA France and EADS ST have been working on the development of a particular technology for such structures taking advantage of the background of MBDA France in the field of dual-mode ramjet and fuel-cooled structures and of ASTRIUM-EADS ST in the field of high-temperature composite materials. They have developed an innovative technology for advanced monobloc cooled C/C/SiC structures. The paper gives an updated status of the development of Paroi Tissée Application Hypersonique − Simple Operational Composite for Advanced Ramjet (PTAH-SOCAR) technology, including test results, and presents some results obtained during system and demonstrator studies.
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