A Feasibility Study for Development of Structural Aluminum Alloys from Rapidly Solidified Powders for Aerospace Structural Applications
Technical rept. 1 Jun 1977-31 May 1978
LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CA PALO ALTO RESEARCH LAB
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A study was conducted to determine the feasibility of developing aluminum alloys from rapidly solidified powders having significant improvements in properties for aerospace structural applications. This study was comprised of four tasks 1 survey of current technology for rapid solidification of aluminum alloy powders, 2 metallurgical and property evaluation of unusual composition aluminum alloys having some promise for advanced structural applications, 3 a series of design tradeoff studies of selected space, missile, and aircraft structures to assess the effect of assumed property improvements on weight savings and, where possible, performance, and 4 formulation of a plan to exploit advanced aluminum alloys for application to new weapons systems where significant improvements in systems effectiveness would result.
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Unmanned Spacecraft