Accession Number : AD0608750

Title :   THE EXPLOITATION OF THE STRENGTH OF 'WHISKERS,'

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hoffman,George A.

Report Date : 01 MAR 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The possibility of putting the phenomenal strength of 'whiskers' to use for structural purposes is investigated in this paper. The properties of 'whiskers' and the structural characteristics of hypothetical materials composed from them permit comparing the weights of tension structures made from whiskers with the weights of structures made from conventional materials. Reductions to one-fifth of the conventional weight appear to be feasible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIBER METALLURGY, SINGLE CRYSTALS), (*SINGLE CRYSTALS, TENSILE PROPERTIES), (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, SINGLE CRYSTALS), DENSITY, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, CRYSTAL GROWTH, CRYSTAL DEFECTS, METALS, ALLOYS, CARBIDES, OXIDES, WEIGHT, TEMPERATURE, ECONOMICS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, STRESSES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE