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In London for dinner—with an Australian ceramic rocket

By / November 25, 2012

Credit: Sydney Morning Herald; University of Melbourne. From Fresh Science: Melbourne University (Australia) researchers are doing rocket science with clay. They have developed a cheaper and more efficient way of making the complex, heat-resistant, ceramic parts needed to build tomorrow’s rockets and hypersonic airliners. Using clever chemistry to modify a standard method of casting ceramics…

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DARPA says hypersonic vehicles need better high-temp materials data; UCSB team shows how to measure strain at high-temps

By Eileen De Guire / April 24, 2012

Distributions of surface height and in-plane strain of an angle interlock C/SiC composite at 1,200°C, measured by DIC. Line scans (in red) are used to correlate strains with the underlying fiber weave. (Material provided by D.B. Marshall, Teledyne Scientific.) Credit: Frank Zok; UCSB. Last August DARPA conducted the second test flight of its hypersonic technology…

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Missouri S&T pioneers process for tough, custom aerospace materials

By / March 5, 2010

A group out of Missouri University of Science and Technology says it has a new method for mixing metals with ceramic that will allow stronger, heat-resistant, functionally graded materials for the creation of hypersonic and other ultrahigh-temperature aerospace components. The group, led by Ming Lue, a mechanical and aerospace engineering professor at S&T, uses a…

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