High Temperature Materials and Manufacturing

Heating links the aerothermal environment and propulsion to materials. Purdue brings tremendous capabilities in advanced materials, manufacturing processes and cooling technologies with researchers whose efforts have long been multidisciplinary. Our strengths include ultra high temperature robust ceramic composite component manufacturing via shape- and size-preserving reaction processing of low-cost preforms and additive manufacturing of ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs). It also includes passive surface cooling approaches via high-emissivity coatings, high-temperature windows development, in-flow environmental tests under realistic operating conditions, and particle impact tests and material life-cycle modeling. The work also entails oxidation-resistant alloys for structural materials, thermal management systems, and materials discovery and design guided by machine learning.