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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. II
Subject Code CHM624
Subject Title Aerospace Materials


Carbon based materials- carbon fiber, carbon-carbon composites, carbon aerogels  and foams,  Ceramic materials- polymer derived ceramics, ceramic fibers, ceramic matrix composites, thermal barrier coatings,  ceramics aerogels and foams, Ultrahigh temperature ceramics; materials with zero thermal expansion, Metallic materials- Evolution of materials for aerospace sectors, super alloys, titanium alloys, intermetallics and metal matrix composites; High temperature polymers- aromatic liquid crystalline polyesters, polyamide, phenolics, polyimide, poly ether ether ketones; Materials for cryogenic application, Materials for space environment, Materials for spacecraft,  Functionally graded materials.Space worthiness of materials.


Detailed version

Carbon based materials: Carbon fiber- precursors and production, properties; carbon-carbon composites- production, properties and applications; Carbon aero-gels; Carbon foams;

Ceramic materials: Polymer derived ceramics- synthesis, processing of pre-ceramic polymers, ceramic fibers, Ceramic matrix composites, Thermal barrier coatings, Ablative materials, Silica tiles, Ceramic aerogels, Porous ceramics and ceramic foams, Ultrahigh temperature ceramics- TiB2, ZrB2, HfB2 and their composites,  Materials with zero thermal expansion-glass ceramics-preparation and application

Metallic materials: Super alloys, Titanium alloys, Intermetallics and metal matrix composites, Functionally graded materials -production, properties and application

High temperature polymers: Aromatic liquid crystalline polyesters, Phenolics, Polyimide, Poly ether ether ketones- synthesis, processing and applications 

Materials for cryogenic applications: Metals for low temperature applications, Austenitic stainless steel, Nitrogen containing steel, Aluminium, Aluminium-lithium alloys, Titanium alloys, Cryo insulation materials, Polymers and adhesive for cryo temperature applications

Materials for space environment: Radiation shielding materials, Atomic oxygen resistant materials, Space suit materials and materials for life support systems, Evaluation of materials for space environment and space worthiness. 

Text Books

1.        G. Savage, Carbon-Carbon Composites, 1st ed., Chapman and Hall, 1993.

2.        M. Scheffler, P. Colombo, Cellular Ceramics, Structure, Manufacturing, properties and Applications, 1st ed., Wiley-VCH, 2006.

3.        W.D. Kingery, H.K. Bowen, D.R. Uhlmann, Introduction to Ceramics, 2nd ed., Wiley-Interscience, 1976.

4.        J.S. Reed, Principles of Ceramic Processing, 2nd ed., Wiley-Interscience, 1995.        

5.        H.M. Flower, High Performance Materials in Aerospace, 1st ed., Chapman & Hall, 1995.

6.        B.Horst, B. Ilschner, K.C. Russel, Advanced Aerospace Materials, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1992.

7.        F. Mohammad, Speciality Polymers: Materials and Applications, I.K. International publishing House Pvt. Ltd , 2007.

8.        W. Krenkel, R. Naslain, H. Schneider, (Eds.) High Temperature Ceramic Matrix composites, 1st ed., Wiley-VCH, 2006.

9.        T.W. Clyne, P.J. Withers, E.A. Davis, I.M. Ward, Introduction to Metal Matrix Composites, Cambridge Solid State Science Series, 1st ed., Cambridge University Press, 1993. 

10.    R.R. Luise, Applications of High Temperature Polymers, CRC press, 1st ed., 1996.