Date of Award

4-30-1948

Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering

Department

Metallurgy

First Advisor

Professor Curtis L. Graversen

Second Advisor

Professor John P. Spielman

Third Advisor

John H. Gambill Jr.

Abstract

During recent years, duralumin and all aluminum alloys have been made the object of much discussion regarding their hardening mechanism. The commercial success of nearly all of the alloys of aluminum and mag­nesium is dependent on their ability to age or precipitation harden.