Accession Number : ADA954460
Title : Armor - Preliminary Metallurgical Studies of Experimental Face Hardened Cast and Rolled Armor.
Descriptive Note : Experimental rept.,
Corporate Author : WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA
Personal Author(s) : Reed,E. L.
Report Date : 13 DEC 1943
Pagination or Media Count : 43
Abstract : The object of this study was to determine by a series of preliminary heat treatments whether a satisfactory hard case may be obtained on the surface of a 1.4-in. thick cast armor in conjunction with a sorbitic or tempered martensitic core at an approximate hardness of 270 Brinell and, if successful, to study further the ballistic possibilities of such a material. The rsults of this preliminary investigation indicative that this process of casting face hardened armor plate is not practical.
Descriptors : ARMOR, CASTINGS, HARDENING, HEAT TREATMENT, METALLURGY, THICKNESS
Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE