Current research on surface finishing and coatings for aerospace bodies and structures – a review

C Larson, J R Smith, G J Armstrong
  • Transactions of the IMF, May 2013, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.1179/0020296713z.000000000102

Recent developments for aerospace body coatings

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What is it about?

This review reports recent developments of new coatings and surface treatments for aerospace bodies and structures. Advances in the field have been driven by the need for materials with improved performance characteristics and also by environmental legislative pressures. The traditional areas of corrosion and wear resistance are still receiving the greatest focus, although interest in other properties and the increasing use of composites continue to emerge.

Why is it important?

This free to download pdf review published in 2013 cites nearly 140 references describing new aerospace coatings grouped into various sections: corrosion and wear resistance, de-icing and hydrophobic coatings, thermal coatings, EM shielding and many others.

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