Accession Number:

AD0605046

Title:

BERYLLIUM AS AN AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL MATERIAL,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1956-05-28

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Aircraft structures made of various metallic elements are compared according to relative weight, and the lightest structure is shown to be made of beryllium. The properties of beryllium are used to evaluate its efficiency in structural components, and beryllium structures are shown to weigh about half as much as conventional structures. An example is given of the advantages that may be obtained by using beryllium in transport airplanes. The deterrents to the use of beryllium are listed and the problem of brittleness is discussed. The paper concludes with suggestions for research. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE