Accession Number:

ADB198352

Title:

Materials Analysis of Foreign Produced Flex Wings

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 1993-Dec 1994

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL STRUCTURES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A material analysis was performed on two foreign produced flex wings. The steel alloy and fabrication sequence was identified. The mechanical properties of the steel as well as the corrosion resistance of the wing configuration researched. The flex wing was found to be fabricated from a martensitic Precipitation Hardening stainless steel 15-5 PM. The corrosion resistance as judged from salt fog tests was determined to be excellent. The wing halves were spot welded together after the 900 deg F age hardening heat treatment. The flex wing exhibited excellent spot weld quality and a fine martenistic microstructure. jg

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE