Accession Number:

AD0603067

Title:

THE USE OF STRAIN SOFTENING TO IMPROVE THE PROPERTIES OF REFRACTORY METALS.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 2, 1 Mar-31 May 64,

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LAB INC RICHTON PARK ILL

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Report Date:

1964-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Work has been continuing to determine the flexing procedure that will result in the maximum lowering of transition temperature. Unfortunately, the scatter in NDT for the most recently obtained heat of Mo-0.5 Ti alloy is so broad approximately 80F it has been difficult to evaluate property changes. Attempts will be made to reduce the scatter range by improving the surface finish using mechanical and electrochemical finishes. In spite of the excessive scatter, a general behavior pattern appears to be developing Flexing does not cause a uniform lowering of the transition temperature as one might expect, for example, with a continuous decrease in interstitial content. Instead, the bend-angle vs. testing temperature curve is similar to the as-received one down to the vicinity of the NDT temperature possibly with a lower shelf height. At still lower temperatures a ductility recovery occurs causing a hump or double transition. The cause for this is still not known, but it appears that the length of the slip element is decreased by flexing. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE