Accession Number : AD0437328


Title :   THE APPLICATION OF HIGH PRESSURE IN METAL-DEFORMATION PROCESSING. REPORT ON AN INFORMAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE METALWORKING PROCESSES AND EQUIPMENT PROGRAM,


Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO DEFENSE METALS INFORMATION CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Boulger,F W ; Wilcox,B A


Report Date : 02 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : On October 3, 1963, a symposium was sponsored by the Bureau of Naval Weapons, Metalworking Processes and Equipment Program, on the application of high pressure in metal-deformation processing. Past research has shown that superimposed hydrostatic pressure can significantly increase the ductility at fracture of various materials. These observations have stimulated considerable interest in applying this hydrostatic-pressure effect to metal deformation processing, where it was anticipated that improved ductility and fabricability of brittle materials could be realized. Hydrostatic extrusion and hydrodynamic compressive forging were two such fabrication techniques discussed at the symposium, and preliminary results were found to be encouraging. Another fabrication process that will be investigated in the near future is sheet drawing, where the effect of superimposed pressure improves the ductility to fracture, it was noted that pressure cycling did not improve either the strength or ductility of steels containing various amounts of carbon. In addition to the mechanical-property effects, hydrostatic pressure has been found to affect measurably, numerous metallurgical properties of metals and alloys. (Author)


Descriptors :   HYPERBARIC CONDITIONS , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , SYMPOSIA , DEFORMATION , EXTRUSION , MECHANICAL WORKING , RECOVERY , KINETICS , STABILITY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE