The Vacuum Heat Treatment of Titanium Alloys for Commercial Airframes

Aeronautical engineers are consistently searching for new and optimal materials to achieve specific applications throughout an airframe.  There are a multitude of considerations affecting the structural design of an aircraft such as the complexity of the load distribution through a redundant structure, the large number of intricate systems required in an airplane and the operating environment of that airframe.  All of the above criteria is governed primarily by weight savings.  Thus, the optimal materials selected today and for the future of airframes are composite material and titanium.

Download Technical Paper