Accession Number : AD0600626

Title :   RE-RADIATIVE STRUCTURES INVESTIGATION,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Morgan,H.

Report Date : FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 197

Abstract : There are four major subjects in the report: (l) Thermal and structural considerations, (2) Manufacturing evaluation, (3) Representative structure test program, and (4) Leading edge materials. The first describes tests of various coatings and associated heating effects for Rene 41. It includes static and dynamic strength tests for Rene 41, Udimet 500, and Hastelloy R235, and a study of coated joints. Welding and forming methods are discussed next for Rene 41 and columbium alloy FS82. This data was used in the design and fabrication of a representative structural component which was tested and analyzed as discussed under item 3. The fourth subject deals with the screening of several materials which are promising for use in leading edges and nose caps. In addition, there is a small section describing strain gage operation at 1500 F, and a section dealing with material properties of many materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REENTRY VEHICLES, MATERIALS), (*HEAT SHIELDS, MATERIALS), (*REFRACTORY MATERIALS, REENTRY VEHICLES), REFRACTORY METAL ALLOYS, REFRACTORY COATINGS, THERMAL INSULATION, BOOST GLIDE VEHICLES, STRUCTURES, MANUFACTURING, WELDING, MATERIAL FORMING, STRAIN GAGES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, GRAPHITE, CARBIDES, OXIDES, CALCIUM COMPOUNDS, ZIRCONIUM COMPOUNDS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE