Accession Number:

ADA063645

Title:

Assessment of Boron Steels for Army Use

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The increasing dependence of the United States on imports of steel alloying elements may cause serious shortages of alloy steels needed for Army hardware during a future national emergency. In this report the possible use of boron steels as substitutes for alloy steels is considered for applications where engineering properties can be retained. Conservation benefits and standardization status are also indicated. It is concluded that boron steels can be substituted for alloy steels in most applications and recommendations are made to facilitate their use.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE