Accession Number : AD0255061

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH PERFORMANCE ROCKET MOTOR CASE

Corporate Author : BUDD CO PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : DETHLOFF,R.C.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Continued progress is reported on the development of a high performance rocket motor case. A program was established for evaluating properties of sheet material made from ingots employing a controlled solidification technique. A series of fusion butt welded joints in 5 high strength steel alloys and 3 titanium alloys in various heat treat conditions was started using tungsten inert arc welding and electron beam welding processes. Development work was cancelled on uniform high strength heads made from materials which attain their properties through cold reduction. A summary is given of the initial data developed from evaluation testing of materials. A discussion is presented of the method of fabricating specimens and testing. A detail testing procedure is also included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ROCKET ENGINES, *TITANIUM ALLOYS, *WELDS, HEAT TREATMENT, MANUFACTURING, MATERIALS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, NICKEL ALLOYS, QUALITY CONTROL, ROCKET ENGINE CASES, SHEETS, STAINLESS STEEL, STEEL, TENSILE PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE