Accession Number : AD0763988

Title :   Producibility of Artillery Shells Made from HF-1 Steel. Report of the AD HOC Committee on Shell Steel

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

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

PDF Url : AD0763988

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : A review of problems that might arise in converting to HF-1 steel for shell production led to the conclusion that such difficulties as might be encountered in steel production or in manufacturing would not be of a nature as to impede use of the new steel. Recommendations to expedite the conversion are made. Attention is called to the need for more stringent inspection, which follows from the greater flaw sensitivity of HF-1. The need for data to assess the critical flaw size of quenched-and-tempered HF-1 is emphasized.

Descriptors :   *PROJECTILE CASES, *STEEL, FRAGMENTATION, DEFECTS(MATERIALS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, QUALITY CONTROL, POWDER METALLURGY, HAZARDS, STRESSES, FRACTURE(MECHANICS)

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE