Comparison of weights of 17ST and steel tubular structural members used in aircraft construction

E. C. Hartmann
naca-tn-378
May 1931


Although the strong aluminum alloys have proved themselves to be very efficient in aircraft construction there is a growing competition from the high-strength steels for certain parts, especially for tubular members. This tendency is being reflected in research work carried on at the Bureau of Standards. This study will be based largely on data given in Technical Note No. 307 of the NACA.

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