Samuel Leblanc Robert to present on Friday

Samuel Leblanc Robert will present his MASc seminar talk this Friday on “Restoration of damaged aluminum parts on aircrafts”. The abstract of the talk is below.

Date: Friday November 7th
Time: 2:30pm
Room: CBY B205.

Restoration of damaged aluminum parts on aircrafts

The aerospace industry is growing at a fast pace and aircrafts manufacturers consistently keep improving the performance and efficiency of their airplanes in order to reduce the operation cost. Aircrafts have become tremendously technological and a lot more emphasis has been accorded to details these days in order to get the edge over the competition. A field that is often forgotten is the restoration of damaged parts on airplanes. These gigantic flying mechanical devices are subjected to high structural and aerodynamic loads during their life. They are also exposed to rough environmental conditions that can enhance corrosion formation. These circumstances will eventually damage parts on aircrafts and results in high replacement costs. The aerospace industry has shown interest in several methods used to restore damaged aircraft parts.

One of these methods is cold gas dynamic spray. The process consists of accelerating particles (ranging from 1 to 100 μm typically) to high velocities and produce coatings. The purpose of the coating is to protect a surface from wear, oxidation and corrosion. It can also be used to restore cracks and missing material on a component. This research project focuses on the feasibility of producing pure aluminum and aluminum 7075 coatings to meet industry standards.

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