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Basic Strengthening Mechanisms in Refractory Metals

  • B. A. Wilcox

Abstract

Various mechanisms of strengthening refractory metals and alloys are discussed. Special emphasis is placed on the microstructural features which can be varied to produce strengthening, and relevant illustrations are given. The general areas reviewed include: (a) strengthening by second phase particles, (b) solid solution strengthening, (c) strain hardening and grain size refinement, (d) retaining worked structures at high temperatures, (e) dynamic strengthening, and (f) fiber reinforcement.

Keywords

Internal Oxidation Refractory Metal Creep Strength Strengthening Effect Dynamic Strain Aging 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. A. Wilcox
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbus LaboratoriesBattelle Memorial InstituteColumbusUSA

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