Solute partitioning to enhance mechanical properties of aged aluminium alloys

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Deliberate partitioning of solute elements between the matrix solid
solution and dispersed precipitates in aged aluminium alloys can be facilitated simply by underageing or, less commonly, by adjusting alloy compositions. Although these practices usually result in some reduction in tensile properties, it has been shown that significant improvements may be achieved in creep resistance and fatigue strength. If secondary precipitation is encouraged after underageing, simultaneous increases in tensile properties and fracture toughness are possible.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFundamentals of aluminium metallurgy
Subtitle of host publicationProduction, processing and applications
EditorsRoger Lumley
Place of PublicationCambridge, UK
PublisherWoodhead Publishing Limited
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780857090256
ISBN (Print)9781845696542
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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