Accession Number:

ADA954320

Title:

Comparative Resistance of Light-Gauge (.045 in.) X4130 Steel and 8630 Steel, As-Rolled and After Heat Treatment, to Perforation by Flak-Simulating Projectiles

Descriptive Note:

Partial rept. no. 18

Corporate Author:

WATERTOWN ARSENAL LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1944-09-18

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted at this arsenal on samples of light-gauge about .045 inch SAE-X4130 steel and NE-8630 steel as-rolled and after heat treatment. Heat treatment effected a substantial improvement in the resistance characteristics of both types of steel, although the resistance of an equivalent weight of Hadfield manganese steel is still superior to that of the heat-treated samples. One sample of each was subjected to fire with caliber .45 steel-jacketed ball projectile.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE