Article - 11 Feb 2009
The primary purpose of an aircraft APU is to provide power to start the main engines of an aircraft. APUs also generate electrical and pneumatic power to run the heating, cooling, and ventilation...
Article - 5 Aug 2008
Maraging alloy 300 is a very high strength iron base, nickel, molybdenum, cobalt alloy. It may be age hardened to a strength level of 2068 MPa (300 ksi) ultimate with a hardness on the order of...
Article - 14 Aug 2003
Ti4Al4Mo2Sn is a high strength forging titanium alloy. Its silicon content improves strength and creep resistance at intermediate temperatures. Other designations, phyical and mechanical properties,...
Article - 10 Sep 2009
This article showcases AMAMCO Tool’s expertise in the field of solid carbide tool making and supply to the aircraft industry, through the illustration of its involvement in the early-stage Boeing 787...
Article - 9 May 2006
Biologically inspired concepts are rapidly expanding the range of aircraft technology. MORFS combines reinforcements and a soft matrix continuum into a unique composite where structural coupling can...
Article - 24 Nov 2004
Researchers have successfully modelled how cracks start and propogate in the high strength aluminium alloy 2024-T3 which is often used in aircraft applications. The cracks occur due to intergranular...
Article - 25 Nov 2002
While modern composites possess excellent strength etc, they can fail due to erosion from high speed rain droplets. A rain test rig is used to test materials for performance in rain conditions. The...
Article - 28 Aug 2002
Electron beam welding is successfully trailed as an alternative to pulsed TIG welding for aluminium heat exchangers in aircraft. It was able to overcome the problems encountered with TIG welding as...
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 - 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.