Resources on Materials Science & Engineering

In summary, titanium and aluminum alloys are widely used in aircraft and aerospace systems. WahChang is a major producer of titanium alloys and has published articles on their products, such as their ATI 425® Titanium alloy being used in the Phoenix Mars Lander. The US DOE and NIST support research on materials science and engineering, with a focus on understanding materials properties and improving their performance. There are also various scientific and technical societies and organizations dedicated to materials research and standards development.
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Both titanium and aluminum alloys are used extensive in aircraft and aerospace systems. There is a thread on aluminum and its alloys, so I thought it would be worthwhile to have one on titanium and its alloys.

WahChang is a big titanium alloy producer, and they periodically publish articles on their products. For example -

Phoenix Mars Lander: NASA Team Approves ATI 425® Titanium for Mission to Mars

From the surface of the moon to the depths of the ocean, ATI Wah Chang alloys have encountered many challenging environments. This August another Wah Chang alloy, ATI 425® Titanium, will be facing one of its toughest challenges yet – Mars. Chosen for its good cold formability and high strength, ATI 425® was selected as the structural material of choice for the Thermal Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA), one of the scientific instruments being used on the Phoenix Mars Lander (see Figure 1), which is set to launch in August 2007. The Lander’s mission is to study the history of water and habitability potential on the cold, desert planet.

The article is from WahChang's quarterly newsletter Outlook -

See also Allvac's Titanium And Titanium-Base Alloys

ATI Allegheny Ludlum - Titanium

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MSE 209 Materials Science and Engineering, University of Virginia

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Atomic Structure and Bonding
Chapter 3. Structure of Crystals
Chapter 4. Imperfections
Chapter 5. Diffusion
Chapter 6. Mechanical Properties of Metals
Chapter 7. Dislocations and Strengthening Mechanisms
Chapter 8. Failure
Chapter 9. Phase Diagrams
Chapter 10: Phase Transformations in Metals
Chapter 11. Thermal Processing of Metal Alloys
Chapter 13. Ceramics - Structures and Properties
Chapter 14. Ceramics - Applications and Processing
Chapter 15. Polymer Structures
Chapter 16. Polymers. Characteristics, Applications and Processing
Chapter 17. Composites
Chapter 19. Electrical Properties
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The US DOE and NIST both have programs that support research into an extraordinary array of materials, their manufacture and their behavior. [Broken]
Current link to BES is
I cannot find a link to MSE (Materials Science and Engineering).

The Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering in the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) supports a broad-based research program engaged in fundamental studies of materials sciences and engineering . The research seeks to understand the atomistic basis of materials properties and behavior and how to make materials perform better at acceptable cost through innovative materials design, synthesis, and processing. The program fulfills DOE missions by the development of materials that improve the efficiency, economy, environmental acceptability, and safety in energy generation, conversion, transmission, and utilization.

The Division consists of three teams: Scattering and Instrumentation Sciences, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, and Materials Discovery, Design and Synthesis. Together, the three teams support the following Core Research Activities (CRAs):

  • Ultrafast Science and Instrumentation
  • X-ray Scattering
  • Neutron Scattering
  • Electron and Scanning Probe Microscopies
  • EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research)
  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
  • Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Behavior and Radiation Effects
  • Physical Behavior of Materials
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Biomolecular Materials
  • Synthesis and Processing Science
There is a publications page which migh be of interest. [Broken]In addition there are a number of scientific and technical societies devoted to materials, their science and engineering, and standards development.

ASM International

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