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Steel Aircraft Casings

Report Number: ASD TR 61-7-630
Author(s): Y. J. Elizondo; C. T. Turner; W. B. Vorhes
Corporate Author: Chance Vought Corporation
Laboratory: Manufacturing Trchnology Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-08
Pages: 297
Contract: AF 33(600)-36159
Project: 7-360
AD Number: AD0264691

Abstract:
Alloy steels selected for environmental requirements of 600 and 90 F were modified to permit production of high strength, precision steel castings for aircraft. Strength on the order of 200,000 psi at room temperature and 170,000 psi at 900 F. were obtained with one alloy, and 360,000 psi at room temperature and 245,000 psi at 600 F. ith a second alloy. The modified alloys were AM-355 and 4340.

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