Wadley Group Innovates Material and Coating Process to Protect Ceramic Parts.
Airplane manufacturers and their customers in government and industry have invested in the design of new aircraft engines that function at extremely high temperatures, which means the engines can generate more energy while burning less fuel. However, the very high temperatures can be a problem for the materials used to make the engine.
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science in association with Wadley’s group, have found a way to greatly extend the life of the materials used in these jet engines.
Their paper is published in the September 2021 issue of Acta Materialia