Accession Number:

AD0429244

Title:

METALS AND ALLOYS FOR CRYOGENIC APPLICATIONS - A REVIEW

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-01-20

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

An up-to-data review of metals and alloys suitable for cryogenic aerospace structural applications has been made. The mechanical properties of austenitic stainless steels, other steels, aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, nickel alloys and cobalt alloys from 78 to -423 F are presented, including tensile and yield strengths, elongation and notchtensile ratios. Mechanical properties of weldments are also presented. The question of notch toughness and the notch acuity factor is discussed with respect to low temperature tensile testing. Compatibility with the liquid gases is discussed and alloys most suitable for containing liquid oxygen and hydrogen in aerospace vehicles are recommended.

Subject Categories:

  • Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE