Advanced Composite Materials

December 20, 2016

Advanced composite materials have a long history of use in military and government aerospace applications, but as costs of production decline, they will eventually become more integrated into mainstream markets.

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Corrosion in the Solar Industry

December 13, 2016

Corrosion can be a big problem in the solar industry, though new advances in solar power production methods will likely be developed which are free from the impact of corrosion.

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Thermal Shock

December 08, 2016

Thermal shock is the process by which a temperature gradient causes separate areas of a material to expand differently, creating stress on the material. Once the stress exceeds the strength of the material, a crack forms and will begin to propagate through the material until the material ultimately fails.

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