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Gas Turbine Aero-Engines

  • Stefano Gialanella
  • Alessio Malandruccolo
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Part of the Topics in Mining, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering book series (TMMME)

Abstract

In this chapter the main structural aspects and working principles of the gas turbine aero-engines are recalled, with the main aim to highlight the most interesting properties of the materials used for the main components of these engines. Over the years, the new requirements for better performing gas turbine aero-engines have been sustained by the availability of novel materials. The last section is specifically dedicated to the latest developments in aerospace gas turbine engines, in order to highlight the future trends and guidelines on which materials research efforts are concentrated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Gialanella
    • 1
  • Alessio Malandruccolo
    • 2
  1. 1.Industrial Engineering DepartmentUniversity of TrentoTrentoItaly
  2. 2.Metallurgy Industrial ConsultantBolzanoItaly

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