Accession Number:

AD0677557

Title:

EVALUATION OF METHODS TO REDUCE HAND STRAIGHTENING OF QUENCHED ALUMINUM PARTS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/CONVAIR SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Two methods of reducing hand straightening time of heat treated sheet aluminum parts were evaluated. No reduction of distortion occurred by quenching aluminum parts in water dispersed by a double screen floor in a standard quench rack. An increase in ductility and subsequent reduction in hand straightening time resulted by reducing the natural aging time of quenched parts. This was accomplished by a rapid post-quench cooling cycle and a reduced handling delay involved in transferring quenched material to the refrigerators. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE