Masters Theses

Abstract

"The preferential orientations produced in binary alloys of U-Si and U-Cr on plane sections perpendicular to the direction of heat flow by cooling from beta-phase temperatures were determined. The experimentally determined textures were presented using inverse pole figures. A definite and reproducible relationship was found to exist between the preferred orientation present at any position and the cooling rate which material at the position had experienced. It was found that the concentration of the alloying elements within the ranges studied had little detectable effect upon the observed relationship between the cooling rate and the resulting preferential orientation. It was postulated that the observed relationship between texture and cooling rate in material which had been cooled rapidly resulted from oriented growth of the alpha phase produced by a shear-type beta-to-alpha phase transformation. At lower cooling rates where the transformation became diffusion controlled, the texture was accounted for on the basis of the plastic deformation of the alpha phase due to stresses developed at the beta-to-alpha transformation interface"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Leighly, Hollis P., 1923-2004

Committee Member(s)

Moore, Robert E., 1930-2003
Lorey, G. Edwin
Frad, William A., 1909-1974

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Mallinckrodt Chemical Works (Saint Louis, Mo.)

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

vii, 69 pages

Rights

© 1965 Kenneth Ray Riggs, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Alloys -- Quenching
Uranium -- Metallurgy

Thesis Number

T 1731

Print OCLC #

5967130

Electronic OCLC #

803922290

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Metallurgy Commons

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