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Video of the week: Ultrahigh-temperature ceramics and hypersonic flight

By / March 31, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/hilmas_fahrenholtz.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/hilmas_fahrenholtz.jpg}] Greg Hilmas and Bill Fahrenholtz, both professors at Missouri S&T, are working on developing ceramic materials that can withstand ultrahigh temperatures (1,600°C–3,000°C) that will be encountered by hypersonic planes of the future. Ultrahigh-temperature ceramic materials are particularly needed on the leading edges of acute flight surfaces to withstand the intense heat…

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Composite materials designed for hypersonic flight

By / February 11, 2010

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0OG_NnL61k preview=force] University of Queensland (Australia) researchers are testing new materials that can withstand the extreme heat experienced by hypersonic aircraft to enable longer flight times. The tests use scramjet engines composed of composite materials that may be able to withstand the heat produced at Mach 8. The $1.5 million project is run by…

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