Platinum Base Alloys for High Temperature Space Applications

  1. Dr. P. J. Winkler
  1. Rainer Völkl1,
  2. Dietmar Freund1,
  3. Andreas Behrends1,
  4. Bernd Fischer1,
  5. Jürgen Merker2 and
  6. David Lupton2

Published Online: 23 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527606025.ch40

Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1

Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1

How to Cite

Völkl, R., Freund, D., Behrends, A., Fischer, B., Merker, J. and Lupton, D. (2000) Platinum Base Alloys for High Temperature Space Applications, in Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1 (ed P. J. Winkler), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606025.ch40

Editor Information

  1. DaimlerChrysler AG, Forschung und Technologie, Postfach 800 465, 81663 München, Germany; Tel.: 089–607 22393; Fax: 089–607 28627

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Applied Science Jena, Jena, Germany

  2. 2

    W. C. Heraeus GmbH & Co KG, Hanau, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301249

Online ISBN: 9783527606023



  • transportation technology;
  • materials;
  • aerospace applications;
  • platinum base alloys;
  • high temperature space applications


The requirements on structural materials for the hot parts of the propulsion of aircraft and spacecraft are extremely demanding. High temperatures, high mechanical stresses, an oxidizing and corrosive environment often act together in a complex way. Well known materials for high temperature applications are nickel base superalloys. Polycrystalline nickel base super-alloys are used for discs and blades of aircraft turbines and for rocket engine nozzles. For the hottest parts of modern jet engines, the blades in the first and second row of the turbine, single crystal nickel base superalloys are the materials of first choice. Considerable efforts were made in the last two decades to develop ceramics and intermetallics for use at very high temperatures. Materials often forgotten in the discussion of applications at high temperature are platinum base alloys.