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"About Aluminium" - Updated 2012

Introduction.
The History of aluminium
Extraction
Basic raw material and process for aluminium production
Fabrication
The Extrusion Process
Why aluminium is important to the engineer
The future of the raw material
Recycled Aluminium

Alloys
Wrought alloys
Casting alloys
Properties of alloys

Heat Treatment
Annealing
Solution heat treatment
Precipitation treatment
Temper designation

Mechanical Properties
Modulus of elasticity
Proof stress
Elongation
Strength/weight ratio
Compression
Shear, bearing and hardness
Impact strength and ductility
Creep
Fatigue

 

Chemical Properties
Atmospheric exposure
Aggressive conditions
Protection

Thermal Properties
Expansion
Thermal conductivity
Specific and latent heats
Reflection and emission
Temperature and strength

Electrical Properties
Electrical conductivity
Aluminium conductors
Non-magnetic property
Other applications

Conclusions
Growth of the industry
Reasons for growth
The future

 

"The Properties of Aluminium and its Alloys" (2014 Edition) £35.00 including post and packing. Published by the Aluminium Federation. ( www.alfed.org.uk )