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The Corrosion of Magnesium and of the Magnesium Aluminum Alloys Containing Manganese

Description: "The extensive use of magnesium and its alloys in aircraft has been seriously handicapped by the uncertainties surrounding their resistance to corrosion. This problem has been given intense study by the American Magnesium Corporation and at the request of the Subcommittee on Materials for Aircraft of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics this report was prepared on the corrosion of magnesium" (p. 419).
Date: 1927
Creator: Boyer, J. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Magnesium Particles of Various Equivalent Diameters on Some Physical Properties of Petrolatum-Stabilized Magnesium-Hydrocarbon Slurries

Description: Memorandum presenting the effect of magnesium particles of various equivalent diameters on the apparent viscosity, sedimentation ratio, and redispresibility of petroleum-stabilized magnesium-JP-4 slurries. Powders of the following equivalent diameters were investigated: 2.8, 3.8, 7.2, 9.3, 12.0, and 14.8 microns. An analysis of the experimental error and reproducibility of values of apparent viscosity, sedimentation ratio, and redispersibility of the slurries was also made.
Date: April 8, 1954
Creator: Lamberti, Joseph M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Determination of Hydrogen in Magnesium, Lithium, and Magnesium Alloys

Description: The following report describes the process of the determination of hydrogen in magnesium, lithium, and magnesium alloys, including methods of analyzing magnesium-lithium alloys for hydrogen, and the tin-fusion method used for determining the hydrogen content of pure magnesium that can also be used to analyze pure lithium for hydrogen.
Date: November 13, 1951
Creator: Mallett, Manley William, 1909-; Gerds, A. F. & Griffith, C. B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Effect of Aging Aircraft Structures on Magnesium Parts

Description: Note presenting an analysis of a procedure for artificially aging assemblies and subassemblies to improve the strength properties of the wrought aluminum alloys comprising their principal structure. Information is given on the magnesium alloys which may be present. The forms in which magnesium alloys may be encountered are casings, extrusions, forgings, and sheet.
Date: April 1945
Creator: Winston, A. W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Study of the physical properties of petrolatum-stabilized magnesium-hydrocarbon slurry fuels

Description: Magnesium-hydrocarbon slurries containing a moderate proportion of petrolatum have physical properties such that they offer promise as experimental aircraft fuels. The settling of the magnesium is greatly retarded by the petrolatum, and the slurries can easily be remixed to their original condition after storage. Successive batches which have closely similar properties can be prepared readily. The apparent viscosity of these slurries increased rapidly with increasing magnesium concentration, with increasing petrolatum concentration, and with decreasing temperature. As the apparent viscosity increased, the extent of settling and the ease of remixing both decreased. Although no quantitative correlation was found between the properties of the slurry and those of the petrolatum, and no one petrolatum gave slurries which were best in all respects, one of the five petrolatum used was judged to be superior to the others.
Date: January 6, 1954
Creator: Pinns, Murray L. & Goodman, Irving A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tensile Properties of HK31XA-H24 Magnesium-Alloy Sheet Under Rapid-Heating Conditions and Constant Elevated Temperatures

Description: "Specimens of HK31XA-H24 magnesium-alloy sheet from an experimental batch were heated to failure at nominal temperature rates from 0.2 F to 100 F per second under constant-load conditions. Rapid-heating yield and rupture stresses are presented and compared with the yield and ultimate stresses from elevated-temperature tensile stress-strain tests for 1/2-hour exposure. Linear temperature-rate parameters were used to correlate rapid-heating results by constructing master curves which can be used for predicting yield stresses and temperatures and for estimating rupture stresses and temperatures" (p. 1).
Date: August 1956
Creator: Gibbs, Thomas W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Column Strength of Extruded Magnesium Alloys AM-C58S and AM-C58S-T5

Description: "Tests have previously been made to determine the column strength of magnesium alloy AM-C58S-T5 extruded rod, but these few data were not considered a satisfactorily wide basis for establishing a general formula for the column strength of this alloy. It was therefore decided to make additional tests on a number of extruded sections of magnesium alloy AM-C58S-T5 with some tests on AM-C58S for comparison" (p. 1).
Date: December 1945
Creator: Leary, J. R. & Holt, Marshall
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Effect of surface-active additives on physical properties of slurries of vapor-process magnesium

Description: The presence of 3 to 5 percent surface-active additive gave the lowest Brookfield apparent viscosity, plastic viscosity, and yield value that were obtained for slurry fuels containing approximately 50 percent vapor-process magnesium in JP-1 fuel. The slurries settled little and were easily remixed. A polyoxyethylene dodecyl alcohol was the most effective of 13 additives tested in reducing the Brookfield apparent viscosity and the yield value of the slurry. The seven most effective additives all had a hydroxyl group plus an ester or polyoxethylene group in the molecule. The densities of some of the slurries were measured.
Date: November 3, 1955
Creator: Pinns, Murray L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Design considerations of a condensing system for vaporized magnesium

Description: The effect of the design characteristics of various condensing chambers on magnesium build-up at the chamber inlet was investigated. The condensing chambers are used in the vapor-condensation process for making magnesium slurries. A complete description of the various chamber designs and the procedure used in testing the chambers is given. The results are evaluated on the basis of clogging and total magnesium distilled per run. Orifice design was also considered.
Date: November 30, 1955
Creator: Witzke, Walter R.; Prok, George M. & Keller, Thomas A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of Lithium Hydride and Magnesium as High-Temperature Internal Coolants With Several Skin Materials

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation of hemispherical nose shapes of titanium, stainless steel coated with aluminum oxide, and uncoated stainless steel with lithium hydride and magnesium as internal coolants. Results regarding titanium models, stainless-steel models (uncoated), stainless-steel models coated with aluminum oxide, solution effects on the decomposition temperature of lithium hydride, effect of lithium hydride and magnesium on temperature measurements, and efficiency of models cooled with lithium hydride are provided.
Date: May 28, 1958
Creator: Modisette, Jerry L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Plastic Magnesia

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over the production methods and uses of plastic magnesia. Methods, properties, and uses of plastic magnesia are discussed. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: 1925
Creator: Ralston, Oliver C.; Pike, Robert D. & Duschak, Lionel H.
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The Production of Beryllium by the Metallothermic Reduction of Beryllium Fluoride

Description: Report discussing "the production of beryllium by the metallothermic reduction of its fluoride...Charges of BaF2 and Mg reacted smoothly when heated by induction in graphite crucibles and on continued heating the metal and slag separated fairly well. It was found that an addition of CaCl2 to the top of the charge facilitated the separation a great deal. Very clean, massive metal has been produced by this procedure."
Date: September 30, 1945
Creator: Spedding, F. H.; Wilhelm, H. A.; Keller, W. H. & Noher, Charles
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Effect of water vapor on combustion of magnesium hydrocarbon slurry fuels in small-scale afterburner

Description: Report presenting testing of JP-3 fuel and a slurry of 60 percent powdered magnesium in JP-3 fuel in a small-scale afterburner in the presence of large quantities of water vapor. The results indicated that total temperature, combustion efficiency, and air specific impulse were improved when the magnesium slurry was used, but the improvements came at the cost of increased liquid consumption.
Date: October 22, 1952
Creator: Tower, Leonard K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Rapid Method for Determination of Water in TO₃

Description: Summary: A set of conditions is described for a ten minute determination of water in TO₃ by ignition and absorption of the evolved water in magnesium perchlorate. Complete conversion to T₃O₃ is obtained under these conditions, so that total loss on ignition and total T (plus non-volatile impurity) content may also be obtained. It has been found unnecessary to employ Cu foil to prevent interference by nitrates, which may be present with a nitrate/water ratio as high as 5, and in an amount that does not exceed 100 mg.
Date: February 16, 1945
Creator: Barash, Bernard B.; Lee, Franklin B. & Curtiss, Edgar O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tensile properties of AZ31A-0 magnesium-alloy sheet under rapid-heating and constant-temperature conditions

Description: Specimens of AZ31A-0 magnesium alloy sheet were heated to rupture at nominal rates of 0.2 F to 100 F per second under constant tensile load conditions. The data are presented and compared with the results of conventional tensile stress-strain tests at elevated temperatures after 1.2-hour exposure. A temperature-rate parameter was used to construct master curves from which stresses and temperatures for yield and rupture can be predicted under rapid-heating conditions. A comparison of the elevated-temperature tensile properties of AZ31A-0 and HK31XA-H24 magnesium-alloy sheet under both constant-temperature and rapid-heating conditions is included.
Date: August 1956
Creator: Kurg, Ivo M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Magnesium-Uranium Alloy System

Description: Analytical, x-ray, thermal, and metallographic data have been obtained in the study of the magnesium-uranium system, and a proposed phase diagram has been constructed.
Date: 1954
Creator: Tracy, George A.; Chiotti, P. & Wilhelm, Harley A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bearing tests of magnesium-alloy sheet

Description: From Summary: "Bearing tests of AM-3S, AM-52S, and AM-C57S magnesium-alloy sheet in various thicknesses and tempers were made. Bearing yield and ultimate strengths were determined and compared for various edge distances and for various ratios of loading-pin diameter to sheet thickness. Tensile strengths were determined and ratios of average bearing yield and ultimate strength to tensile strength are given."
Date: June 1943
Creator: Sharp, W. H. & Moore, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bearing strength of some sand-cast magnesium alloys

Description: Report presenting testing to determine the bearing strength characteristics of some magnesium-alloy sand castings and the relation between those and more commonly determined tensile properties. The primary sand-cast magnesium alloys of interest for aircraft design are AM403, AM260, and AM265. Results of all of the tension, compression, and shear tests are provided in tables.
Date: February 1947
Creator: Moore, R. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Experimental investigation of physical and combustion properties of several residual fuel oils and magnesium - fuel-oil slurries in a ram-jet-type combustor

Description: Report presenting an experimental investigation using a 1 7/8-inch diameter burner to determine the suitability of residual fuel oils as carriers in magnesium slurries. Four residual fuel oils with varying viscosities were investigated by themselves and in slurries of 50 percent magnesium. Results regarding the settling characteristics, blow-out velocity, and combustion efficiency are provided.
Date: June 23, 1953
Creator: Cook, Preston N., Jr.; Evans, Vernida E. & Lezberg, Erwin A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Interfacial structures and energetics of the strengthening precipitate phase in creep-resistant Mg-Nd-based alloys

Description: This article discusses the study of two interfaces– {112}β1/{1100}Mg and {111}β1/{1120}Mg– that are commensurate with β1/hcp-Mg orientation relationship via first principles calculations.
Date: January 17, 2017
Creator: Choudhuri, Deep; Banerjee, Rajarshi & Srivilliputhur, Srinivasan
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