Accession Number:

AD0419555

Title:

REACTIVITY OF TITANIUM WITH GASEOUS N2O4 UNDER CONDITIONS OF TENSILE RUPTURE,

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BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH DEFENSE METALS INFORMATION CENTER

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Report Date:

1963-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Titanium is known to be impact sensitive in liq uid N2O4, although it is much less sensitive to impact in this medium than in liquid oxygen. A limited study was made to determine whether reac tions can occur between a freshly ruptured ti tanium surface and gaseous N2O4 similar to reac tions between titanium and gaseous oxygen. Ex perimental conditions were chosen which were more severe than those existing in actual service. No reactions were observed when commercially pure titanium or Ti-6Al-4V were ruptured in gaseous N2O4 at pressures as high as 535 psi and at a temperature of about 260 F. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE