Accession Number:

AD0816877

Title:

AN EVALUATION OF ALUMINUM ALLOYS.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Sep 64-Feb 65,

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to discuss the basic requirements for agent container-vehicles with respect to the physical and mechanical properties of aluminum alloys. The physical, mechanical, and fabrication properties that determine whether the alloys are favorable or unfavorable for use as agent containers are detailed. It is concluded that conventional methods and materials should be replaced by new ones directed toward the development of alloys with a high strength-to-weight ratio and a long storage life without leakage. Previous analyses of containers for agent storage were conducted on materials made by unknown processes and, therefore, are not repeatable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE