The development of missile materials is the key to indigenous materials and their components. The selection of materials includes some the properties such as high strength to weight ratio, easy fabrication, good corrosion resistance, reliable quality, and high fracture toughness. The materials used for the airframe and propulsion system are alloys of aluminum, titanium, magnesium, and maraging steel. Non-metallic materials are also used such as carbon-carbon composites and polymer materials. High purity materials like phosphorous, and silicon are also important for material advancements. The paper outlines the needs and challenges of research and its solutions.
Pandurang Sankpal, Pranjali Engineer-Graduate and Vourganti, Varun Dr.
Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET): Vol. 1:
7, Article 9.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/gret/vol1/iss7/9