Accession Number : AD0692802

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR A MATERIALS LABORATORY HYPER-ENVIRONMENTS TEST FACILITY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 58,

Corporate Author : RADIO CORP OF AMERICA CAMDEN N J DEFENSE ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS

Personal Author(s) : DiTaranto,R. A. ; Lamb,J. J. ; Mastro,A. J. ; Fayer,E.

Report Date : DEC 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 184

Abstract : A Materials Laboratory Hyper-Environments Facility which can perform physical tests on materials in the presence of many hyper-environments is outlined in this report. The background of each natural and induced hyper-environment is given with emphasis on its relationship to materials. Methods for simulating the environment are discussed. Most of the standard physical tests currently performed on materials are listed with various means for accomplishing each test. Finally, recommendations are made for each unit-facility which can perform a physical test concurrent with many of the hyper-environments. Consideration is given to the requirements of each unit-facility as to the costs, area required, personnel, power, and supporting needs. The following individual facilities are included in the over-all facility: Physical properties laboratory for metals; Physical properties laboratory for non-metals; Thermal properties laboratory; Mechanical properties laboratory; Plasma jet laboratory; High speed particles laboratory; Lubricant testing laboratory; Machine shop; Instrumentation laboratory; Environmental storage room. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST FACILITIES, MATERIALS), (*ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*LABORATORIES, SPECIFICATIONS), LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, TEST METHODS, COSTS, SCIENTISTS, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, METALLURGICAL LABORATORIES, NONMETALS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PLASMA JETS, METEORS, LUBRICANTS, MACHINE SHOP PRACTICE, INSTRUMENTATION, SOLAR RADIATION

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE