Accession Number : AD0464975


Title :   THE FABRICATION OF BERYLLIUM,


Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH


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


Report Date : 28 May 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 115


Abstract : This state-of-the-art report is concerned with the fabrication of beryllium and its alloys into space vehicle structures. The report summarizes currently used methods for fabricating the metal into sheets, rods, and other forms. Some of the difficulties that have been encountered in various aspects of fabrication, especially regarding the inherent brittleness of the metal, are enumerated along with the means that have been used to circumvent these problems. The survey includes 102 references to articles and papers in the unclassified literature, most of them having been published since 1960. The data on beryllium prior to 1960 have been covered in two reports issued by the Defense Metals Information Center, DMIC Reports 106 and 168. (Author)


Descriptors :   *BERYLLIUM , PROCESSING , BERYLLIUM ALLOYS , ALUMINUM ALLOYS , PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , DEFORMATION , CREEP , EXTRUSION , SHEETS , FORGING , POWDER METALLURGY , DRAWING(FORMING) , WIRE , CASTING , MACHINING , DRILLS , MILLING MACHINES , SAWS , CHEMICAL MILLING , HEAT TREATMENT , STRESSES , REDUCTION , BRAZING , BONDING , SOLDERING , WELDING , TOXICITY , BIBLIOGRAPHIES , ROLLING(METALLURGY)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE