Pyrolytic graphite

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  1. hellmaker

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    Does anyone have some data on pyrolytic graphite? It's a material used for engine nozzles. I need some extended info about it cause i'm writing a paper on it.
    Please HELP!!!!
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    Nice...you think I haven't tried that? Anyone else??
     
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    I've seen that page already. Thanks. But there's to little info. I need something on it's destination, examples of nozzles made of this ceramic. I've googled the internet page by page and nothing concrete, just a few lines, nothing more. That's why I turned to the forum. Hoped someone could enlighten me. :oops:
     
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    I seem to recall that this is the same stuff Burtan used for his X-Prixe rocket. Check Aviation Week and Space Technology archives. Also think you might want to check nuclear reactor specs as I think that it is also a coating on modern uranium fuel pebbles.

    Check the Society of Automotive Engineering characteristics. They to might have something on it. You'll have to pay though.
     
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    probably a process they don't wish to divulge
     
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    It is highly resistent to heat, thus widely used on space technology, esspecialy re-entry shields and nozzles...
    thanks for the info though, I'll check everything out...
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    Good luck
     
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    What specific data are you looking for?
    One of the manufacturers of the material can't help? (GE, Pyrogenics Group, others) Let them think you're a researcher looking to buy tons of the stuff.

    I can't find anything in my ASM handbook (it's old) but try:
    ASM International - The Materials Information Society

    Google is a graet resource but can be overwhelming when it returns too much. Use the advanced search with specific key words for what you're looking for ("tensile strength" etc.)
     

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