Article - 21 Oct 2002
Tantalum is a refractory metal used mainly for making capacitors and as an alloying additive. Its main sources are described as well as a new source in Saudi Arabia. The sources of Tantalum such as...
Article - 31 Oct 2003
ADAM is the Advanced Aeroengine Materials project, aimed at developing materials for future aeroengines. The new project is described. Key interest include friction welding, single crystal alloys,...
Article - 13 Aug 2002
Titanium is probably best known for its application in aircraft components. This article covers many titanium alloys and there usage in the aerospace industry.
Article - 24 Sep 2001
Although production costs for composite materials (polymer, ceramic and metal matrix) are coming down, it is difficult for them to become accepted materials for aeroengine applications. Thus article...
Article - 14 Nov 2008
Inconel 718 is a nickel-based super alloy that is well suited for applications requiring high strength in temperature ranges from cryogenic up to 1400°F. Inconel 718 also exhibits excellent tensile...
Article - 13 May 2008
A-286 is an age-hardenable iron base superalloy for applications requiring high strength from -320°F up to 1000°F long time, 1300-1500°F short time. Oxidation resistance is high for continuous service...
Article - 20 Sep 2005
Diffusion brazing is an effective method for joining hot section components of aircraft and power generation turbines made from superalloys like IN 738. In this study, the influence of brazing...
Article - 6 Sep 2004
The shot peening process is described. Its application and importance to titanium alloys is also outlined, with specific reference to titanium alloys.
Article - 18 Mar 2004
Ti6Al5Zr0.5Mo0.25Si is a high temperature titanium alloy designed fopr use in aerospace and gas turbine applcations. Physical and mechanical properties are provided as are fabrication details.
Article - 19 Nov 2002
Ti3al2.5V, sometimes called half 6-4 is available in two grades. Grade 18 has a small palladium addition to increase corrosion resistance. These grades offer improved strength over pure grades and...