November 5-9, 2017
Exactly 40 years after the first production of a high temperature composite material in France, this presentation recalls the history of the development of the related technologies and applications.
We will describe how, under the leadership of Société Européenne de Propulsion (SEP) until 1994 and since then of the SAFRAN Group, different families of composites were successively developed and brought to an industrial stage: carbon fibers reinforced carbon, carbon fibers reinforced ceramic, ceramic fibers reinforced ceramics, reaching in 2017 a total volume of production of more than 1,000 metric tons per year.
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Marc Montaudon and Eric Bouillon, "High temperature composite overview in France" in "Advanced Ceramic Matrix Composites: Science and Technology of Materials, Design, Applications, Performance and Integration", Yutaka Kagawa, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan Dongming Zhu, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA Ram Darolia, GE Aviation (retired), USA Rishi Raj, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2017). http://dc.engconfintl.org/acmc/59