Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Marina B. Ruggles-Wrenn, PhD.
Ultra high temperature ceramics (UHTCs) are leading candidates for aerospace structural applications in high temperature environments, including the leading edges of hypersonic aircraft and thermal protection systems for atmospheric re-entry vehicles. Before UHTCs can be used in such applications, their structural integrity and environmental durability must be assured, which requires a thorough understanding and characterization of their creep and oxidation behavior at relevant service temperatures.
DTIC Accession Number
DeGregoria, Anthony J., "Creep and Oxidation of Hafnium Diboride-Based Ultra High Temperature Ceramics at 1500°C" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 240.