Accession Number : ADA954348

Title :   A Study of the Seam Welding Process Applied to Prevent Stress Cracking of the Visor of the M1 Helmet.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s) : Hurlich,A.

Report Date : 13 APR 1944

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The edge annealing process has been found effective in preventing the progress of cracks through the annealed zone. Since any cracks which may form between the edge and the annealed zone are short enough to be covered by the stainless steel edging it is believed that the application of the edge-annealing process immediately after the visor speaking operation would correct the visor cracking difficulties being presently experienced by the helmet fabricators. Recent experience with a 3 1/2% nickel manganese steel shows a sufficient superiority over normal manganese steel that the edge-annealing process probably would not be required to safeguard against delayed visor cracking. (Author)

Descriptors :   ANNEALING, CRACKS, EDGES, HELMETS, OPERATION, SEAM WELDING, STAINLESS STEEL, STRESSES, VISORS

Subject Categories : Fabrication Metallurgy
      Mechanics
      Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE