Accession Number : AD0879879

Title :   Beryllium Wire - Metal Matrix Composites Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Jan 70-31 Jan 71,

Corporate Author : GENERAL MOTORS CORP INDIANAPOLIS IN ALLISON GAS TURBINE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Goodwin, V. L. ; Herman, M.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The report presents the results of a continuing effort to produce low cost Be/Ti composite fan and compressor blades for aircraft turbine engines. Design/payoff studies have been performed which indicate these materials are well suited to this application and offer significant weight savings. Several methods of producing Be/Ti composites at reasonable costs were investigated with encouraging results. Property data for these composites are given in the report. Direct forging as a means of shaping airfoils from these compostes has been investigated with promising results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS), *BERYLLIUM), (*TITANIUM, (*REINFORCING MATERIALS, WIRE, DRAWING(FORMING), EXTRUSION, DIFFUSION BONDING, MANUFACTURING, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, TENSILE PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE