Description: Tensile properties of bare-rolled ingot-sheet beryllium from room temperature to 800 deg C are reported. While strength values show a steady decrease above room temperature, tensile elongations exhibit peaks at approximately 300 and 700 deg C. The strainhardening exponent varies with temperature and amount of strain, and ranges between approximately 0.10 and 0.26. Metallographic examinations reveal cleavage fracture at the lower temperatures, accompanied by severe grain deformation above room temperature. This is followed by a temperature range in which ductile rupture occurs, and finally, at the higher temperatures, grainboundary failure. The low BeO content of this material and the post-rolling heat treatment given to the sheet are factors which improve the high-temperature ductility as compared to other grades of beryllium. (auth)
Date: December 13, 1973
Creator: Miley, D.V. & Brugger, R.P.
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