Introduction to aerospace materials

Reviews the main structural and engine materials used in aircraft, helicopters and space craft in terms of their properties, performance and applicationsIntroduces the reader to the range of aerospace materials, focusing on recent developments and requirements, and discusses the properties and produ...

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Main Author: Mouritz, Adrian P.
Format: eBook
Published: Reston, VA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2012, 2012
Series:AIAA education series
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Collection: Elsevier ScienceDirect eBooks - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • past, present and future; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Brief history of aerospace materials; 2.3 Materials for the global aerospace industry; 2.4 Future advances in aerospace materials; 2.5 Summary; 2.6 Further reading and research
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • casting defects causing engine disc failure in United Airlines flight 232; 7 Processing and machining of aerospace metals; 7.1 Introduction
  • advantages and disadvantages for aerospace applications; 9.3 Types of titanium alloy; 9.4 Titanium aluminides; 9.5 Shape-memory titanium alloys; 9.6 Summary; 9.7 Terminology; 9.8 Further reading and research; 10 Magnesium alloys for aerospace structures; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Metallurgy of magnesium alloys; 10.3 Summary; 10.4 Further reading and research; 11 Steels for aircraft structures; 11.1 Introduction; 11.2 Basic principles of steel metallurgy; 11.3 Maraging steel
  • 7.2 Metal-forming processes7.3 Hot and cold working of metal products; 7.4 Powder metallurgy for production of aerospace superalloys; 7.5 Machining of metals; 7.6 Summary; 7.7 Terminology; 7.8 Further reading and research; 8 Aluminium alloys for aircraft structures; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Aluminium alloy types; 8.3 Non-age-hardenable aluminium alloys; 8.4 Age-hardenable aluminium alloys; 8.5 Speciality aluminium alloys; 8.6 Heat treatment of age-hardenable aluminium alloys; 8.7 High-temperature strength of aluminium; 8.8 Summary; 8.9 Further reading and research
  • 3 Materials and material requirements for aerospace structures and engines3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Fixed-wing aircraft structures; 3.3 Helicopter structures; 3.4 Space shuttle structures; 3.5 Summary; 3.6 Further reading and research; 4 Strengthening of metal alloys; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Crystal structure of metals; 4.3 Defects in crystal structures; 4.4 Strengthening of metals; 4.5 Summary; 4.6 Terminology; 4.7 Further reading and research; 5 Mechanical and durability testing of aerospace materials; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Tension test; 5.3 Compression test; 5.4 Flexure test; 5.5 Hardness test