Continuous fiber ceramic composites (CFCCs) are being considered as high temperature structural materials for gas turbine applications due to their high temperature capability, toughness, and durability. Polymer impregnation and pyrolysis (PIP) derived CFCCs are one class of these materials that can be fabricated using widely available polymer composite processing methods. This paper will discuss the general PIP fabrication process and thermo-mechanical properties of these materials, and show examples of complex prototype gas turbine components that have been fabricated and evaluated.

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