Accession Number : AD0780820

Title :   Fundamental Considerations in the Development of Improved Beryllium for Missile Structures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MASS

Personal Author(s) : Aronin,Lewis R.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The paper discusses recent improvements in beryllium in terms of its basic deformation and alloying behavior. Recent advances in beryllium are attributable to three factors in addition to impurity control: (1) powder production by impact attritioning; (2) consolidation of isotropic material by hot isostatic compaction; and (3) development of plasma spraying as a consolidation technique. Properties attainable in these materials are discussed. Further evaluations of these materials under biaxial and dynamic load conditions are required. Fabrication and testing of structures under simulated load conditions are recommended. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Beryllium, *Beryllium alloys, Powder metallurgy, Deformation, Grain size, Fabrication, Mechanical properties, Guided missiles, Structures

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE