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Category Archive: Aerospace

  1. Researchers Presented Self-Healing Anti-Corrosive Coating for Steel

    Dec
    20
    2021

    Steel is a very resilient material in general, but when it comes to subjecting it to harsh environments like seawater, you need to apply an anti-corrosive coating or it will rust pretty quickly. Researchers at the Rice University in Houston have tested a novel insulating material made out of sulfur and selenium and found that […]

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  2. Rolls-Royce’s All-Electric Airplane Sets Three New Speed Records

    Dec
    09
    2021

    Advances in electric motors and battery technology have triggered an explosion in the field of electric airplanes. Battery-powered electric aircraft could be the future of aviation. A raft of companies is making green aircraft. EasyJet with Wright Electric, Boeing with Zunum, and Airbus with Siemens are all in the race to create electric aircraft to go green. Now, the aero-engine manufacturer […]

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  3. New Testing Tool can Detect Thermoacoustic Combustion Oscillations

    Nov
    22
    2021

    Thermoacoustic combustion oscillations (TCO) are the peril of internal combustion engines, but detecting the phenomenon in time and taking targeted action to stop and reverse it has remained a complicated case. A team of engineers from the Tokyo University of Science and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have developed a promising tool that detects […]

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  4. Former SpaceX Engineers Develop a Portable Plug-And-Play Nuclear Reactor

    Nov
    04
    2021

    Radiant, a California-based company has gathered funding for the development of a compact, low-cost portable nuclear microreactor. The one-megawatt nuclear micro-reactor has been designed for the areas where other power generation methods don’t work. This clean energy alternative to fossil fuels is compact enough to fit in a shipping container. It can power around 1000 homes. […]

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  5. Researchers Develop Method to Make Extreme Heat Resistant Carbon Composite

    Oct
    15
    2021

    Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a novel process to produce extreme heat-resistant carbon-carbon composites. Carbon-carbon composites, or reinforced carbon-carbon, are basically carbon fibers based on carbon precursors and carbon nano-tubes embedded in a carbon matrix. Every engineer loves it for its extraordinary mechanical properties such as the extremely high strength combined with […]

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  6. Researchers Created a Novel “Tube-in-Tube” Heat Exchanger Model

    Sep
    21
    2021

    Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have used recent technology advancements to explore the new possibilities in the field of heat exchange, and the published results were vindicating. The team used metal 3D printing to build an ultra-compact unit that follows the “tube-in-tube” approach, and with massive optimizations on all possible points, they derived […]

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  7. Machine Learning AI Is Used for the First Time to Predict Stainless Steel Behavior in Fittings

    Aug
    26
    2021

    Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign became the first ever to deploy machine learning AI tools to evaluate the performance and behavior of different batches of stainless steel material under any circumstance. Not all stainless steel pieces are made equal, and when it comes to extreme applications, even the tiniest disparities in molecular structure […]

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  8. This Is What the Next-Gen Aircraft Engine Blades Will Be Like

    Aug
    23
    2021

    Aircraft manufacturers and turbine developers are constantly on the look for new ways to squeeze more performance and better fuel economy out of their designs. With the rise of a plethora of technological innovations, especially in software-assisted simulation and the science of materials, new doors for opportunities open up all the time, sometimes unlocking optimizations […]

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  9. The Latest Developments in Flying Car Technology

    Jul
    08
    2021

    Everyone thought that developing flying cars was going to be a challenging task. However, in our pursuit of environmentally friendly and long-term sustainable solutions, developing electric flying cars has proved to be even trickier! This is all due to the weight that lithium batteries yield versus the speed of the energy output! However, new advancements […]

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  10. Another Successful Mars Rover Deployment – This Time For China!

    Jun
    07
    2021

    Houston, the Zhurong has landed! The 15th of May 2021 saw the Tianwen-1, China’s probe, landed with great success and a roaring technical crowd on the red planet! The China National Space Administration (CNSA) Unlike their space exploration counterparts in America, the CNSA are less vocal about their plans until it comes to their actual […]

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  11. GM and Lockheed Martin – a Match Made…Well on The (MOON)

    Jun
    03
    2021

    These two stalwarts have joined forces in supplying lunar-enabled vehicles that are autonomous nonetheless to NASA’s Artemis program! The BIG Announcement! On the 26th of May 2021, the world woke up to a joint press release from Lockheed Martin and GM to collaborate on this exciting new venture. They will be working together to manufacture […]

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  12. Metal Center News – Banking on the Status Quo

    May
    10
    2021

    The new administration is not likely to lead to significant changes in defense spending, at least in the short term. “I don’t see any issues. It’s going to be another banner year,” says Joseph Carbone, vice president of sales and marketing for Tech Steel and Materials, Holbrook, N.Y. Read Full Article –> Metal Center News

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  13. 10 Facts About the Nickel Element

    May
    03
    2021

    Nickel (NI) is among the most abundant materials on Earth. It’s also among the most widely used material on the planet. Most nickel is located in the planet’s core, more than 1800 miles beneath the Earth’s crust. A silvery-white material with a slight gold tinge, nickel has a relative atomic mass of 58.69, a density of 8.9g […]

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  14. Inconel Alloys VS Stainless Steel: Which is Stronger?

    Apr
    28
    2021

    Are Inconel alloys stronger than stainless steel? That’s a frequently asked question. Which alloy is stronger depends on how one defines the word “stronger.” Unfortunately, there are several ways to measure a material’s strength. You can measure strength by a material’s tensile strength, yield strength, hardness, or compressive strength. A material’s strength also depends on […]

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