Text icon  TALAT Lecture 1501: Properties, Characteristics and Alloys of Aluminium

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Description: This lecture provides a survey of the aluminium alloys available to the user; it describes their various properties; it gives an insight into the choice of aluminium for a proposed application. In the context of this lecture not every individual alloy and its properties have been treated in detail, but rather divided into alloy types with reference to the most commonly used alloys. For further details on alloy properties the reader is referred to available databanks like aluSelect of the European Aluminium Association (EAA) or to the European and national materials standards. Good engineering background in materials, design and manufacturing processes is assumed.
Keywords: properties • selection criteria • production • industry • recycled aluminium • secondary aluminium • atomic structure • crystal structure • density • electrical conductivity • resistivity • thermal conductivity • reflectance • non-magnetic • emissivity • corrosion resistance • thermal expansion • melting temperature • latent heat • specific heat • identification • aluminium - copper alloys • aluminium - manganese alloys • aluminium - silicon alloys • aluminium - magnesium alloys • aluminium - magnesium - silicon alloys • aluminium - zinc - magnesium alloys • aluminium - zinc - magnesium - copper alloys • ingot • casting • work hardening • dispersion hardening • solid solution hardening • precipitation hardening • temper designations • non heat-treatable alloys • heat-treatable alloys • applications • mechanical properties • tensile strength • strength/weight ratio • proof stress • elastic properties • elongation • compression • bearing • shear • hardness • ductility • creep • impact strength • elevated temperatures • low temperatures • fracture characteristics • fatigue
Categories: Science approaches > Deformation & failure > Fatigue
Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Created by: Ron Cobden, Alcan, Banbury
European Aluminium Association, Brussels
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 01 January 1994
Date added: 24 September 2009
Resource ID: 2120