Materials Science Research

Volume 2 The Proceedings of the 1964 Southern Metals/ Materials Conference on Advances in Aerospace Materials, held April 16–17, 1964, at Orlando, Florida, hosted by the Orlando Chapter of the American Society of Metals

  • Editors
  • Henry M. Otte
  • Saul R. Locke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Fundamental Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas D. McGee
      Pages 3-32
    3. N. M. Tallan, R. W. Vest, H. C. Graham
      Pages 33-67
    4. J. D. Meakin, A. Lawley
      Pages 69-90
    5. V. V. Damiano, M. Herman
      Pages 91-109
    6. H. M. Otte, A. L. Esquivel, W. E. Lauer
      Pages 121-132
  3. Applied Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. W. J. Schoenfeld
      Pages 149-161
    3. R. J. Van Thyne, R. E. Steiner, F. C. Holtz
      Pages 163-175
    4. H. R. Ogden, J. A. Houck, L. H. Abraham, R. I. Jaffee
      Pages 177-191
    5. E. P. Flint
      Pages 193-209
    6. J. E. Fredrickson, W. H. Redanz
      Pages 245-260
    7. D. C. Hiler, K. J. Zeitsch
      Pages 261-273
    8. Richard A. Humphrey
      Pages 275-286
    9. S. R. Locke, R. L. Ahearn
      Pages 287-310
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 311-319

About these proceedings


The challenges of space exploration are a great stimulus to our technologies today. Development of successful aerospace programs has required the best efforts of the scientist and engineer in almost every discipline. Not so long ago, it truly could be said that designers are trying to develop tomorrow's vehicles with yesterday's materials. Unfortunately, we find that the situation remains nearly the same today. The purpose of this conference was to identify materials, proces ses, and methods that show the greatest potential in future space technology and to define the gap between mission requirements and materials application. Of the many properties of materials, the one in which the largest gap between fundamental understanding and practical application appears to exist is the mechanical property, particularly of crystalline materials. The emphasis on crystalline materials is a natural one. It is these materials which are used primarily when demands are placed on mechanical strength, especially at elevated temperatures. The advent of space exploration requires the utilization of materials in environments and under conditions that are a challenge to the resourcefulness and ingenuity of the scientist and engineer. The scientist can, as a result of the past thirty years' work, relate mechanical properties to the formation, motion, and interaction of individual crystalline defects, such as vacancies, interstitials, and dislocations. Furthermore, he can, by controlled preparation of his materials, confine his studies to those cases in which the concentration of crystal defects is conveniently low.


X-ray ceramics defects design development future glass materials materials science mechanical properties metals preparation research space space technology

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