Design Considerations

  • Forest E. Stone


Beryllium design considerations as used in this chapter encompass the application-oriented design procedures and concerns of the designer associated with producing usable end products. Considerable effort has been directed in recent years toward developing better grades of beryllium. The definition of what realistically constitutes a better grade, however, will vary with the design application and, accordingly, with the payoffs afforded by improving those beryllium properties and characteristics of greatest significance to the designer. This means that material developers must have guidance from designers. Without this guidance the property improvements that result through material development may be of little or no use in producing a better end product. Accordingly, the guidance desired from the designer is identification of material properties that most limit or influence the design, and illumination of any other design considerations and material characteristics that greatly influence the selection of beryllium for structural applications. The function of this chapter is to define these considerations, identify the present status of beryllium design technology, and direct attention to those areas and those aspects where additional design development would be most helpful in developing better grades and in using beryllium efficiently and reliably.


Failure Criterion Blast Loading Impulsive Loading Structural Grade Reentry Vehicle 
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  • Forest E. Stone
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  1. 1.WestminsterUSA

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