Accession Number : AD0270125

Title :   THE TITANIUM DECADE

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : MESTHENE,EMMANUEL G.

Report Date : JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The Ti development program illustrates inefficiencies inherent in Government-industry contractual arrangements aimed at rapid advances in basic technology. More than half the total cost of the program to the Government was the result of subsidizing the creation of a Ti metal industry. It is argued that such Government programs can be more efficient in the future if they recognize more specifically and are aimed more directly at the technological objective, and if the contracts with industry contain more direct rewards for research and development workAS SUCH (rather than indirect rewards in the form of production orders). The memorandum contains the text of a talk given at the ninth annual Titanium Symposium held in conjunction with the Congress of the American Society of Metals at Detroit, Michigan, in October 1961. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TITANIUM, AIRCRAFT, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, MATERIALS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE