Accession Number:

AD0751980

Title:

Research on Development and Fabrication of Boron Suboxide Specimens

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar 1971--14 Mar 1972

Corporate Author:

AVCO CORP LOWELL MA SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The work describes the processing of dense boron suboxide by hot pressing. Sound billets four inches diameter by three-eights inch thick were consolidated to a density as high as 99.2 of theoretical. Adjustment of process parameters was very critical as incorrect parameters resulted in either low density, excessive decomposition, or cracked billets. Several process modifications were identified that reduced production costs.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE