UHTC Composites for Hypersonic Applications

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  • Loughborough University


This chapter describes recent developments in the field of advanced ceramic composites for hypersonic applications. Ultra-high temperature ceramic (UHTC) composites are the most viable class of materials that can overcome the poor fracture toughness and thermal shock resistance of monolithic UHTC materials. The various techniques that have been explored for the processing of UHTC composites are discussed with special focus on the advantages and disadvantages of each and the potential for scaling up the process.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltra-High Temperature Ceramics
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials for Extreme Environment Applications
EditorsWilliam G. Fahrenholtz, Eric J. Wuchina , William E. Lee, Yanchun Zhou
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2014


  • Boride, Carbide, Carbon fibre, Composites, Hypersonic flight, Sharp leading edge, Thermal protection systems, Ultra-high temperature