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Seconda campagna di prove in Ghibli per AFRL

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Second test campaign successfully performed for AFRL<img alt="" src="" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> test campaign successfully performed for AFRL<p style="text-align:justify;">A test campaign was successfully performed in the hypersonic facility Ghibli in the framework of the collaboration between CIRA and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), devoted to research and development of UHTC (Ultra-high-temperature ceramics) coatings on ceramic matrix composite materials (CMC). </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In particular, 3 flat samples were exposed to an hypersonic plasma jet composed of air and argon, achieving a maximum surface temperature beyond 2000°C. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">CIRA was in charge of the test design and execution, sample holder design and manufacture, test instrumentation and advanced measurement techniques development and setup. In the present campaign, the tested samples were CMC substrates provided by AFRL with an Italian UHTC coating developed by CIRA in cooperation with CSM. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In the near future, within the same framework, further test campaigns are planned in the CIRA hypersonic facilities with Italian substrates and coatings provided by CIRA and AFRL.</p>2017-09-11T22:00:00Z

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