Nickel Alloys for Aerospace Applications
There exists an extensive variety of nickel based alloys which are widely used in aerospace engineering.
These nickel alloys for aerospace use are selected based on their ability to resist extremely high temperature oxidation/corrosion, stress-rupture failures and constant wear.
Nickel alloys are one of the toughest structural materials available. They also have a good electrical conductivity and magnetic properties. For these reasons, a choice to use nickel alloys are almost inevitable when it comes to aerospace applications. The following is a breakdown of some of the most advantageous properties which make Nickel alloys so vital for aerospace applications:
- Immense strength at extremely high temperatures
- Resistance to oxidation and corrosion
- Creep resistance under high stress conditions
- Weight-saving alloys
- Low-expansion at high temperatures