Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering



First Advisor

Mr. J. P. Spielman

Second Advisor

Mr. B. D. Cullity


Since 1911, at which time, the age hardening phenomenon of duralumin was discovered by Film, much re­search has been carried on investigating the various alloy systems. The successful application of age hardening to the copper aluminum system (duralumin) has indicated the possibility of hardening practically all the metals in the same way.