Nickel, columbium, molybdenum, and tungsten: a preliminary structural comparison.

by George A. Hoffman

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An illustration of how certain optimum design methods may be used to compare nickel, columbium, molybdenum, and tungsten in applications to structures that are designed by buckling criteria or by simple uniaxial tension. The study, based on stress-strain data assumed to represent the best alloys currently available, shows nickel to be superior up to 1300*F and tungsten to be superior beyond 2000*F.

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