Directionally Solidified Composites: Known Also as 'in situ' Composites, or Directionally Solidified Eutectics
NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON DC
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The formation of an in situ composite by means of appropriate directional solidification is a process with great potential for high-strength, high-temperature materials. An obvious primary application is for gas turbine blades, but non-structural applications also are possible and at least one of these is already a commercial product. The report, the results of a study by the ad hoc Committee on Directional Solidification of the National Materials Advisory Board, focuses on the potential of this new class of material, the problems to be faced in designing equipment using it, and the steps that should be taken to advance the science and technology of directionally solidified composited.
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