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CLIP 13759

Super alloys and the jet engine

Super alloys and the jet engine

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Key Info
  • Super alloys and the jet engine
  • Duration: 02:53
  • Mark Miodownik describes how we have needed to manufacture a new metal alloy to survive in the extreme environment inside a jet engine. Mark demonstrates that this metal can support a weight under intense heat and not change shape. First broadcast in the Learning Zone on BBC2 in May 2012 as part of the programme Materials: How They Work.
  • Subject:



    Chem: Metals

  • Keywords: Jet, jet engine, alloy, super alloy, MaterialsHowTheyWork
Ideas for use in class
  • To explain how we have designed and manufactured metals to retain their strength at 1700oC inside a jet engine.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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