Accession Number : AD0829103

Title :   BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS UNDER CONDITIONS OF EXPLOSIVE STRESSING,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Beyer, W. K.

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The object of this project was to investigate the maximum strain that a metal can withstand without rupturing by explosive loading. The metals initially selected for this program are basic types presently used in the missile industry. In conjunction with this program, Evaluation of Tooling Materials for Hydro-Chemical Forming was initiated. The objective was to provide design data for selection of tooling materials from the standpoint of permanent and expendable dies. Of the several dies designed and fabricated the most unique proved to be the 'Shell Die' backed by water. (Author)

Descriptors :   *STRAIN(MECHANICS)), (*EXPLOSIVE FORMING, HIGH ENERGY RATE FORMING, STAINLESS STEEL, TITANIUM, TITANIUM ALLOYS, NICKEL ALLOYS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, DIES, GUIDED MISSILES, AIRFRAMES.

Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE