Accession Number : AD0058609


Title :   EXPLORATION OF VANADIUM-BASE ALLOYS


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 3, 15 May 1953-14 Jun 1954


Corporate Author : ARMOUR RESEARCH FOUNDATION CHICAGO IL


Personal Author(s) : YAMAMOTO, ALBERT S. ; ROSTOKER, WILLIAM


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=AD0058609


Report Date : JAN 1955


Pagination or Media Count : 78


Abstract : This is the third annual report. The oxidation study on vanadium alloys has been further pursued and the conclusion has been reached that satisfactory oxidation resistance at elevated temperature of vanadium-base alloys cannot be rendered by alloying alone but possibly by electroplating. Major efforts have been directed toward evaluating the elevated temperature tensile and stress-rupture strengths of the alloys under development. Carbon additions have proven beneficial as far as the forgeability is concerned. In certain cases, however, superior tensile ductilities are observed while no effect in stress-rupture behavior results. The current availability of less ezpensive vanadium-aluminum alloy produced by the alumino-thermic reduction process has promoted a feasibility study of its use. It is found that the alloys made of this are as competitive in mechanical properties as the equivalent alloys based on the very exensive calcium-reduced vanadium metal. A range of alloy compositions containing additions of titanium and aluminum have shown stress-rupture behavior which is as good or marginally better than the best titanium-base alloys.


Descriptors :   *VANADIUM ALLOYS , TENSILE PROPERTIES , RUPTURE , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , DUCTILITY , OXIDATION RESISTANCE , ELECTROPLATING.


Subject Categories : METALLURGY AND METALLOGRAPHY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE