Accession Number : AD0710704

Title :   Proceeding of the Beryllium Conference, Volume I. Held at the Institute for Defense Analyses, Arlington, Virginia, March 23, 24, and 25, 1970.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 668

Abstract : The conference was staged to put before designers of military hardware a wide variety of applications of beryllium, in order to insure that design situations in which the metal might be used profitably would not be overlooked or unjstifiable passed over. The sense of the presentations and of the resulting discussions is summarized in the first brief paper entitled 'Overview.' The hardware display and the case histories presented at the conference showed that beryllium has come of age as an engineering material. When the materials selection process ranks beryllium as a 'best choice,' the property data, design, fabrication, and inspection techniques are available to enable the production of reliable hardware. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BERYLLIUM, *SYMPOSIA), STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, COSTS, MANUFACTURING, TEST METHODS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE