Processing, characterizing, evaluating, analyzing, and modeling advanced structural materials, including high temperature metallic alloys, low-density metallic alloys, ultra high temperature ceramics, and ceramic matrix composites for use in aerospace and hypersonic applications
Materials understanding, development, and life prediction can present vast challenges. With a background of over 30 years, UES scientists work with leading experts in their fields in a very collaborative environment, with access to a world-class characterization facility. Our flexible, supportive environment strives to help our scientists reach our customers’ goals.
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How many scientists can say that their work they started 30 years ago helped revolutionize the aerospace industry? UES scientists can. In collaboration with AFRL, they have been integral in developing and understanding Titanium Aluminides (TiAl) and Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMCs). TiAl is now used routinely in aircraft engines, and CMCs have recently been inserted into service in commercial aircraft. UES scientists continue working on CMCs by identifying/developing new materials and processing methodologies, using a combination of experiments and modeling approaches, to extend the life of CMCs under extreme environments.