Titanium aluminide ingot

Ingot of titanium aluminide

This is an ingot of the intermetallic material titanium aluminide. One of the aims of the microgravity experiments is to study how this material behaves when it melts and then solidifies. Scientists use these data to develop computer models to describe the best technique for casting titanium aluminide into turbine blades, resulting in lighter and more energy-efficient blades.

Source: University of Birmingham
Made by: University of Birmingham

Currently on display in:
Challenge of Materials
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