UTILIZATION OF REFRACTORY METALS ON THE X-20A (DYNA-SOAR)
Rept. for May 1960-10 Dec 1963
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING GROUP WRIGHT- PATTERSON AFB OH
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The utilization of coated refractory metals as heat shields and leading edges on the X-20 is discussed. Peculiarities and history of the materials used, designs, developmental tests, and problems are emphasized in this resume. Molybdenum alloys Mo-.5Ti and Mo-.5Ti.07Zr, columbium alloy D-36, and silicide coatings are discussed in relation to their applicability and effectiveness in an X-20 re-entry environment. The practicality of a heat- protection system capable of resisting 3000F for long periods of time is demonstrated.
- Research and Experimental Aircraft
- Properties of Metals and Alloys