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By Kenneth A. Walsh
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 July 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.bcp.t52230001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-298-3
...Abstract Abstract Beryllium, despite its relatively simple atomic structure, possesses a wide range of useful engineering properties. It has the highest strength-to-weight ratio and modulus of elasticity among structural metals and is an important alloy addition in copper, nickel, and aluminum...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.emea.t52240487
EISBN: 978-1-62708-251-8
...Abstract Abstract Aluminum has many outstanding properties, leading it to be used for a wide range of applications. It offers excellent strength-to-weight ratio, good corrosion and oxidation resistance, high electrical and thermal conductivity, exceptional formability, and relatively low cost...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2000
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ttg2.t61120123
EISBN: 978-1-62708-269-3
... resistance of metal systems Abstract Abstract Titanium and its alloys are used chiefly for their high strength-to-weight ratio, but they also have excellent corrosion resistance, better even than stainless steels. Titanium, as the chapter explains, is protected by a tenacious oxide film that forms...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 July 2009
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.fdmht.t52060223
EISBN: 978-1-62708-343-0
... Inverse correlation of stiffness and thermal expansion. Source: Data from Appendix A in Ref 9.1 Abstract Abstract Fiber-reinforced metal-matrix composites have carved out a niche in applications requiring high strength to weight ratios, but they are susceptible to failure when exposed to high...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.tpmpa.t54480353
EISBN: 978-1-62708-318-8
... strength-to-weight ratio is the basis for aerospace applications, these design advantages are also apparent for many types of nonaerospace rotating or reciprocating components, such as centrifuges, pumps, and automotive valves. Reduced component weight is also of interest in certain aggressive...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.lmub.t53550621
EISBN: 978-1-62708-307-2
..., the overaged T7 tempers are available for the 7 xxx alloys. The high-strength 2 xxx and 7 xxx alloys are competitive on a strength-to-weight ratio with the higher-strength but heavier titanium and steel alloys and thus have traditionally been the dominant structural material in both commercial...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.lmub.t53550001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-307-2
... in aerospace and naval applications. The U.S. Air Force and Navy capitalized on their high strength-to-weight ratio and inherent resistance to weather and the corrosive effects of salt air and sea. By 1945, over 7 million pounds of fiberglass were used in military applications. Fiberglass pipe was first...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 1999
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.caaa.t67870001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-299-0
... with ultimate tensile strengths approaching 690 MPa (100 ksi). Aluminum alloys have a high strength-to-weight ratio. Aluminum retains its strength at low temperatures and is often used for cryogenic applications. Aluminum has high resistance to corrosion under the majority of service conditions...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mnm2.t53060315
EISBN: 978-1-62708-261-7
... strength-to-weight ratio or high thermal and electrical conductivity may provide a distinct advantage over a ferrous alloy. Second, many of the nonferrous metals and alloys possess much higher resistance to corrosion than available alloy steels and stainless steel grades. Four common nonferrous metals used...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 March 2000
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.aet.t68260245
EISBN: 978-1-62708-336-2
..., and the extrusion of new alloys with improved strength-to-weight ratio, especially in the aircraft industry. Quenching of extrusion on the runout table is an important issue to those in the aluminum extrusion industry. Research continues to improve high-pressure and high-velocity water and water/air spray systems...
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Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.lmub.t53550325
EISBN: 978-1-62708-307-2
.... Extremely lightweight . Some resin-reinforcement combinations offer extremely favorable strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios. Transparency . Several plastics offer transparency and a high degree of optical clarity. Toughness . Many plastics offer toughness, most commonly regarded...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.t53030001
EISBN: 978-1-62708-349-2
... is becoming more popular due to their high strength-to-weight ratio combined with easy manufacturing methods. Fiber-reinforced polymeric-matrix composites consist of reinforcing fibers and a polymer resin. The fibers are considered as the principal load-carrying constituent of the composite, while the role...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 September 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.cfw.t52860115
EISBN: 978-1-62708-338-6
... objective. Every pound that could be eliminated from the RMC could be used to increase the range or payload of the missile. Some of the benefits of filament winding include: The primary reason for using composites is their higher strength-to-weight ratios over those of isotropic materials...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2016
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.hpcspa.t54460227
EISBN: 978-1-62708-285-3
... of different components made from magnesium and aluminum alloys. Cast magnesium and aluminum alloys are used in aircraft components such as gear boxes and transmission housings because of their light weight, high strength-to-weight ratios, and lower manufacturing costs. The gear boxes and transmission housings...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2000
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.ttg2.t61120139
EISBN: 978-1-62708-269-3
... water Often used interchangeably with grade 3. The strength-to-weight ratio of grade 4 is higher than 301 stainless up to 315 °C (600 °F). Modified titanium Ti-0.2Pd, UNS R52400 and R52250, ASTM grade 7 (R52400), and grade 11 (R52250) The two Ti-0.2Pd ASTM grades (7 and 11) have better...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.smfpa.t53500083
EISBN: 978-1-62708-317-1
... ) and titanium (4.7 g/cm 3 ), and with its high strength-to-weight ratio. Magnesium alloy AZ31B has the lowest E -modulus (48 GPa, or 6960 ksi) and yield stress (170 MPa, or 24 ksi) at room temperature ( Fig. 5.1 ). However, magnesium has the highest specific strength (strength/density) of all metals. Figure...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2012
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.lmub.t53550385
EISBN: 978-1-62708-307-2
..., including lighter weight, the ability to tailor lay-ups for optimum strength and stiffness, improved fatigue strength, corrosion resistance, and, with good design practice, reduced assembly costs due to fewer detail parts and fasteners. The specific strength (strength/density) and specific modulus (modulus...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 October 2011
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.mnm2.t53060073
EISBN: 978-1-62708-261-7
... of having a high strength-to-weight ratio. It is the strength-to-weight ratio that makes titanium alloys desirable for aircraft and spacecraft applications. Because of its natural corrosion resistance, titanium is also used in the chemical process industry and for orthopedic implants. Iridium, rhodium...
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.omfrc.9781627083492
EISBN: 978-1-62708-349-2
Series: ASM Technical Books
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 2010
DOI: 10.31399/asm.tb.scm.t52870285
EISBN: 978-1-62708-314-0
..., chemical blowing agents are used to produce parts with solid skins and foamed cores. This process allows the fabrication of large parts with high strength-to-weight ratios and good dimensional control. Tooling costs can be lower because aluminum dies are acceptable for some part configurations...