Accession Number : ADA954474

Title :   Examination of High Quality Experimental 1/2 Inch Homogeneous Plate,

Corporate Author : WATERTOWN ARSENAL MA

Personal Author(s) : Reed,E. L.

Report Date : 12 JUL 1940

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The purpose of this investigation was to determine some of the metallurgical characteristics of high quality homogeneous armor plate. The following characteristics are desirable in armor plate to obtain optimum ballistic properties: (a) A thoroughly deoxidized steel, resulting in a fairly clean steel, free from segregations of nonmetallic inclusions. (b) A fine, uniform grain after proper heat treatment, resulting in a uniform distribution of carbides in the microstructure. (c) Brinell hardness of 418-444.

Descriptors :   ARMOR PLATE, BALLISTICS, CARBIDES, DISTRIBUTION, HEAT TREATMENT, METALLURGY, MICROSTRUCTURE, OPTIMIZATION, STEEL

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE