Aluminum Alloy Castings: Properties, Processes, and Applications

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"This book is intended to provide a comprehensive summary of the physical and mechanical properties of most types of aluminum alloy castings. It includes discussion of the factors that affect those properties, including composition, casting process, microstructure, soundness, heat treatment, and densification. Extensive previously, unpublished technical data including aging response, growth, fatigue, and high- and low-temperature performance have been consolidated with existing and updated materials property characterization to provide a single authorative source for most performance evaluation and design needs."--Pref.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Aluminum Casting Alloys
7
Aluminum Casting Processes
21
The Effects of Microstructure on Properties
39
The Influence and Control of Porosity and Inclusions
47
Hot Isostatic Pressing
55
Heat Treatment of Aluminum Castings
61
Properties and Performance of Aluminum
69
Growth Curves
175
StressStrain Curves
193
Tensile Properties at High and Low Temperatures
211
CreepRupture Properties
243
RotatingBeam ReversedBending Fatigue Curves
253
Glossary of Terms
293
Abbreviations and Symbols
299
Alloy Index
305

Aging Response Curves
133

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About the author (2004)

J.G. (Gil) Kaufman has a background of almost fifty years in the aluminum and materials information industries and remains an active consultant in both areas. In 1997, he retired as vice president, technology, for the Aluminum Association, Inc., headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is currently president of his consulting company, Kaufman Associates.

Elwin Rooy retired after thirty-five years with the Aluminum Company of America, where he was corporate manager of metallurgy and quality assurance, to form a consulting firm specializing in aluminum process and product technologies, quality systems, and industry relations.

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