A STUDY OF POLYNARY URANIUM Mo-Zr-Nb-V ALLOYS
CANADIAN ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT (QUEBEC)
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In a continuing investigation into the development of uranium alloys for armament applications, some complex base alloy compositions were modified by varying the amount of alloying elements and by removing one or two of the alloying elements in turn from the base alloys. These uranium-base alloys were specially formulated in a search for heat-treatable, high-strength, ductile high-density alloys. All alloys studied were ternary, quaternary or more complex alloys of uranium with molybdenum, zirconium, niobium and vanadium. Each cast alloy was studied under three different heat-treatments, and its mechanical and corrosion properties were determined. It was found that although most of the alloys studied had the hardness and strength required, they were extremely brittle and notch-sensitive under tensile stresses.
- Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Fabrication Metallurgy