Whether an airplane or a space shuttle, a flying machine requires advanced materials to provide a strong, lightweight body and a powerful engine that functions at high temperature. The Aerospace Materials Handbook examines these materials, covering traditional superalloys as well as more recently developed light alloys. Capturing state-of-the-art developments in materials research for aeronautical and aerospace applications, this book provides a timely reference for both newcomers and veteran researchers in the field.
The chapters address developments in bulk materials, coatings, traditional materials, and new materials. Beginning with an overview of superalloys, including nickel-, nickel–iron-, and cobalt-based superalloys, the text covers machining, laser cladding and alloying, corrosion performance, high-temperature oxidation, thermal spraying, and nanostructured coatings. It also includes four categories of composites used in aerospace: metal matrix, polymer, carbon nanotube-reinforced polymer, and self-healing composites. The text describes preparation, processing, and fatigue of lightweight magnesium alloys, as well as an exciting new class of materials—aerogels.
This book brings readers to the cutting edge of research in materials for aerospace and aeronautics. It provides an entry point into this field and presents details to stimulate future research. This unique, up-to-date resource offers knowledge to enable practitioners to develop faster, more efficient, and more reliable air- and spacecraft.
"The writing is precise, the presentation is pure pedagogy … a very handy book to keep on the book shelf for frequent reference. … The authors can be very proud of a very collectively-written high-profile technical review."
—Hanshen Zhang, PhD, Research Fellow, Stanford University, Cupertino, California
"… very useful. … The flow of chapters and lucidity makes the topic interesting."
—Dr. Suneel Kumar Srivastava, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
"Much is written which is new to the reviewer and is likely to prove new to the non-specialist reader. … The whole text is admirably supported by over 2,500 references (600 on nano matters alone). This handbook is largely about material properties and processes. It provides a ready source of cutting-edge information suitable for the academic researcher and practitioner alike. Highly recommended."
—Peter C. Gasson, CEng, MIMechE, FRAeS, The Aeronautical Journal, November 2013
Superalloys for Super Jobs
Seyid Fehmi Diltemiz and Sam Zhang
Tool Condition Monitoring in Machining Superalloys
H. Z. Li and X. Q. Chen
Laser Cladding and Alloying for Aerospace Applications
S. K. Mishra
High-Performance Wear/Corrosion-Resistant Superalloys
Rong Liu and Matthew X. Yao
High-Temperature Oxidation of Aerospace Materials
Xiao Peng and Fuhui Wang
Thermal Spray Coatings for Aeronautical and Aerospace Applications
Chang-Jiu Li, Guan-Jun Yang, and Özge Altun
Nanostructured Solid Lubricant Coatings for Aerospace Applications
B. Deepthi and Harish C. Barshilia
Processes and Characterizations of Metal Matrix Composites
Alokesh Pramanik and L. C. Zhang
Processing Science for Polymeric Composites in Aerospace
Sunil C. Joshi
Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymer Composites for Aerospace Application
Nanda Gopal Sahoo and Lin Li
Emerging Technology in Aerospace Engineering: Polymer-Based Self-Healing Materials
Jinglei Yang, He Zhang, and Mingxing Huang
Preparation and Processing of Magnesium Alloys
Maoyin Wang, Yunchang Xin, and Qing Liu
Fatigue of Magnesium Alloys
F. A. Mirza and D. L. Chen
Aerogel Materials for Aerospace