THE FABRICATION OF BERYLLIUM - VOLUME I: A SURVEY OF CURRENT TECHNOLOGY.
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO
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The report is concerned with the fabrication of beryllium and its alloys into space vehicle structures. The report summarizes currently used methods for fabricating the metal into sheets, rods, and other forms. Some of the difficulties that have been encountered in various aspects of fabrication, especially regarding the inherent brittleness of the metal, are enumerated along with the means that have been used to circumvent these problems. The survey includes 102 references to articles and papers in the unclassified literature, most of them having been published since 1960. The data on beryllium prior to 1960 have been covered in two reports issued by the Defense Metals Information Center, DMIC Reports 106 AD-201 103 and 168 AD-278 723. Author
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Unmanned Spacecraft