Accession Number:

AD0806939

Title:

INFLUENCE OF BOOST GLIDE RE-ENTRY VEHICLE ENVIRONMENT ON COATED AND BARE REFRACTORY METALS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. May 65-Feb 66,

Corporate Author:

MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CORP ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Uncoated and defect-containing coated refractory metal specimens were subjected to laboratory simulations of a boost glide re-entry vehicle flight environment. Measurements and visual examination determined the effects of the re-entry flight environment. Weight change, dimensional change, and extent of substrate contamination were measured for each specimen. An x-ray diffraction analysis was performed on the surface of representative specimens. Knoop hardness traverses were made through a section of the tested specimens. Each surface was photographed and typical areas and defects were microphotographed for evaluation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE