Level 3 Industrial Case Study: Aerospace and Automotive Turbine Blades
This resource supports advanced materials selection teaching, where realistic examples are desirable. In this case study, we have investigated high-temperature candidates for aerospace and automotive turbine blades. Inspired by an industrial research conference presentation on ceramic turbine blades, we have studied the suitability of this class of material as alternatives to metal alloys for aerospace and automotive applications. The selection procedure is described in detail and the result is then compared with the currently used Inconel 713 superalloy.