Accession Number : AD0727178

Title :   Accelerating Utilization of New Materials.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

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

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : Because of concern regarding the slow rate of introducing new materials into national programs, the Committee sought to identify the factors that promote or inhibit their use. The advantages to be derived from new materials are documented. Case histories of past material introductions are discussed. Using these histories as a foundation, the factors that constrain or promote progress in introducing new materials into hardware are identified. The constraints and promoters are organized into four categories: technical, contractual, economic, and management and organization. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*MATERIALS, *INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH), ENGINEERING, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, STEEL, COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE