Accession Number : AD0429237


Title :   PILOT EVALUATION OF VANADIUM ALLOYS.


Descriptive Note : Final rept., 18 Sep 61-31 Jan 64,


Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL


Personal Author(s) : HOLTZ,F C ; Rajala,B R ; Richard,L B


Report Date : 28 Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 84


Abstract : Vanadium alloy development studies and detailed property evaluations of sheet stock from 100-lb ingots of selected vanadium alloys are reported. Experimental alloys based mainly on the vanadiumniobium system were fabricated to 0.050-in. sheet which was generally very workable and weldable, and had density-corrected strengths superior to those of most niobium alloys up to 2400 F. The strongest of the highly ductile compositions were based on V-60Nb with 1 to 10 wt.-% additions of reactive and refractory metals in combination with up to 0.1 wt.-% carbon. The less ductile V-40Nb-30Ta-1Hf alloy had the highest 2400 F tensile strength, 25,400 psi. (Author)


Descriptors :   *VANADIUM ALLOYS , *NIOBIUM ALLOYS , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , TITANIUM ALLOYS , ZIRCONIUM ALLOYS , CARBON ALLOYS , MELTING , ELECTRIC ARCS , SHEETS , ROLLING(METALLURGY) , HIGH TEMPERATURE , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES , DUCTILITY , CREEP , OXIDATION , COATINGS , SILICIDES , HARDNESS , WELDING , EXTRUSION , TANTALUM ALLOYS , MOLYBDENUM ALLOYS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE