Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Doctor S.T. Shih
Professor R.I. Smith
Robert A. Loucks
Titanium, although possessing excellent corrosion resistance in some media, is severely attacked by molten inorganic salts such as those employed in heat-treating baths. Since titanium undergoes allotropic changes, many of its alloys are amendable to heat treatment. The purpose of this study was to discover a salt (or other suitable medium) in which titanium alloys can be successfully heat treated without fear of corrosion.
Bechtold, Robert Fred, "An Investigation into Salt-Bath Heat Treatment for Titanium" (1957). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 464.