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Alloys for Aeronautic Applications: State of the Art and Perspectives

Institute of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, National Research Council of Italy, V.le J.F. Kennedy 54-Mostra d’Oltremare Pad. 20, 80125 Naples, Italy
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Metals 2019, 9(6), 662;
Received: 16 May 2019 / Revised: 3 June 2019 / Accepted: 4 June 2019 / Published: 6 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Processing-Structure-Property Relationships in Metals)
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In recent years, a great effort has been devoted to developing a new generation of materials for aeronautic applications. The driving force behind this effort is the reduction of costs, by extending the service life of aircraft parts (structural and engine components) and increasing fuel efficiency, load capacity and flight range. The present paper examines the most important classes of metallic materials including Al alloys, Ti alloys, Mg alloys, steels, Ni superalloys and metal matrix composites (MMC), with the scope to provide an overview of recent advancements and to highlight current problems and perspectives related to metals for aeronautics. View Full-Text
Keywords: alloys; aeronautic applications; mechanical properties; corrosion resistance alloys; aeronautic applications; mechanical properties; corrosion resistance

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Gloria, A.; Montanari, R.; Richetta, M.; Varone, A. Alloys for Aeronautic Applications: State of the Art and Perspectives. Metals 2019, 9, 662.

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