ASTM Standardization Activities in the Fracture Testing of Beryllium

    Volume 1, Issue 2 (March 1973)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Page Count: 1


    Brown, WF
    Chief, Fracture Branch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio

    Abstract

    Interest in beryllium as a structural material stems from its low density (about one-fourth that of steel) and its high modulus (about 1.4 times that of steel). Beryllium also has a very low thermal neutron absorption cross section which makes it vattractive for use as a moderator or reflector in spacecraft propulsion systems employing nuclear reactors. However, structural applications have been limited because of beryllium's low “ductility.”


    Paper ID: JTE10882J

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE10882J

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    Title ASTM Standardization Activities in the Fracture Testing of Beryllium
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E08