Cast Aluminum Components. Volume 1
Final rept. 1 Oct 1980-27 Feb 1983 on Phase 1
FMC CORP SAN JOSE CA ORDNANCE ENGINEERING DIV
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This report examines aluminum armor casting alloys, their manufacturing methods, and the technology for producing low cost castings to replace the labor intensive plate-welded turret of M2M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles. The turret was selected because of its cost saving potential and relatively complex shape. Results presented in this report show that a cast turret can meet cost and weight objectives with ballistic integrity equivalent to the welded turret. A206 aluminum alloy was selected for castings because of its high ballistic strength and low cost. Additional keywords stress corrosion welding cost analysis ballistic tests.
- Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Combat Vehicles