Cooled CMC Panel Design Work

Materials Research & Design, Inc. has been involved in the analysis and design of actively cooled ceramic matrix composite (CMC) panels since shortly after our founding in 1996.  This work has been entirely associated with the use of CMC’s in propulsion applications. A partial list of our work in this area is provided in the table below.

Sponsor Title Period of Performance
Refractory Composites, Inc. Embedded Tube Fuel Cooled Scramjet Panel Analysis and Design 7/07 – 6/09
Refractory Composites, Inc. CMC Scramjet Panel Design and Analysis 1/06–3/06
Refractory Composites, Inc. RCI Nozzle Ramp Test Article: Post-test Data Correlation 4/04–3/05
Naval Surface Warfare Center Research in High Performance, Air Cooled Fiber Composite Heat Exchanges for Heat Transfer in High Power Density Systems 5/01–11/01
Universal Technology Applicability of Organic Matric Composites to Cryogenic Liquid Rocket Propulsion Components 2/01–10/01
Honeywell Advanced Composites, Inc. (now General Electric Ceramic Composite Products, LLC) Design of Honeywell Concept Panels for NASA MSFC High Risk High Payoff CMC Nozzle Ramp 4/00–8/01
Refractory Composites, Inc. Design of RCI Concept Panels for NASA MSFC High Risk, High Payoff CMC Nozzle Ramp 4/00–8/01
Boeing Rocketdyne  (now Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne) Design of CMC Nozzle Ramp Heat Exchanger for Reusable Launch Vehicle 1/99–4/99
B.F. Goodrich  (now Goodrich Corporation) Design of B.F. Goodrich Concept Panels for Boeing Rocketdyne CMC RLV Nozzle Ramp 7/98–10/98
DuPont Lanxide  (now General Electric Ceramic Composite Products, LLC) Design of DuPont Lanxide Concept Panels Boeing Rocketdyne CMC RLV Nozzle Ramp 7/98–9/98
Refractory Composites, Inc. Design of RCI Concept Panels for Boeing Rocketdyne CMC RLV Nozzle Ramp 6/98–9/98