Optimum Tolerances of Sheet Materials for Flight Vehicles

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George A. Hoffman

The RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Calif.

J. Eng. Ind 82(4), 363-366 (Nov 01, 1960) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3664246 History: Received April 17, 1959; Online December 09, 2011


A method is derived for specifying economically optimum tolerances for a variety of sheet materials for use in flight vehicles. The results indicate a significant disparity between present industry practices and the apparent optimum tolerances. These tolerances are listed as possible target requirements for rolling programs of new and future metals.

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