This book discusses the structure and properties of the current and potential aluminum alloys in terms of their structure (and structural transformations by new processing methods) and the relationship between structure and mechanical and other properties. The alternative materials that challenge aluminum are considered as well, since the challenge of new competitive materials is a strong influence on innovation. The book bridges the gap between current scientific understanding and engineering practice. It is an up-to-date reference that will be of use to researchers and advanced students in metallurgy and materials engineering.


Researchers and advanced students in metallurgy and materials engineering.

Table of Contents

Historical Background: J.T. Staley, History of Wrought-Aluminum-Alloy Development. Conventional Aluminum Alloys: E.A. Starke, Jr., Heat-Treatable Aluminum Alloys. R.E. Sanders, Jr., S.F. Baumann, and H.C. Stumpf, Wrought Non-Heat-Treatable Aluminum Alloys. Processing of Aluminum Alloys: D.A. Granger, Ingot Casting in the Aluminum Industry. M.A. Zaidi and J.A. Wert, Thermomechanical Processing of Aluminum Alloys. C.E. Cross and G.R. Edwards, Welding of Aluminum Alloys. C.C. Bampton, J. Wadsworth, and A.K. Ghosh, Superplastic Aluminum Alloys. Current Aluminum Alloys: W.E. Quist and G.H. Narayanan, Aluminum-Lithium Alloys. S.J. Harris, Fiber-Reinforced Aluminum Alloys. R.J. Bucci, L.N. Mueller, L.B. Vogelesang, and J.W. Gunnink, ARALLR Laminates. G.J. Hildeman and M.J. Koczak, Powder-Metallurgy Aluminum Alloys. Microstructure and Properties of Aluminum Alloys: D.B. Williams and P.R. Howell, The Microstructure of Aluminum-Lithium Base Alloys. S.R. Nutt, TEM Characterization of Aluminum-Base Composites. J.M. Sater, S.C. Jha, and T.H. Sanders, Jr., Microstructure and Properties of Rapidly Solidified Aluminum-Transition Metal Alloys. A.K. Vasudevan, R.D. Doherty, and S. Suresh, Fracture and Fatigue Characteristics in Aluminum Alloys. N.J.H. Holyrod, A.K. Vasudevan, and L. Christodoulou, Stress Corrosion of High-Strength Aluminum Alloys. G.M. Scamans, J.A. Hunter, and N.J.H. Holroyd, A Surface-Engineering Approach to the Corrosion of Aluminum. J.W. Watson and M. Meshii, Hydrogen in Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys. D.J. Field, Oxidation of Aluminum and Its Alloys. B.A. Parker, Formability and Microstructure. W.G. Fricke, Jr., and M.A. Przystupa, Texture. J.D. Embury, D.J. Lloyd, and T.R. Ramachandran, Strengthening Mechanisms in Aluminum Alloys. Competitive Materials to Aluminum: F.R. Jones, Fiber Reinforced Plastic Composites. J.C. Williams and G.W. Kuhlman, Titanium Alloys. R. Busk, Magnesium Alloys. Appendix. Index. Contents of Previous Volumes.


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About the editors

A. Vasudevan

Affiliations and Expertise

Office of Naval Research

Roger Doherty

Affiliations and Expertise

Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA


@qu:This book is formed by a well-planned collection of articles written by a group of authors of international distinction drawn almost equally from industry and academia. Every student of physical metalurgy would gain by reading the opening chapter alone, in which Dr. Staley from Alcoa gives a masterly overview of the development of wrought aluminum alloys, emphasising how both science and experience guide this process by enlightened empiricism. The typical contemporary uses which are quoted for the particular alloys are an added bonus to the reader. This considerable volume is strongly commended. @source:--JOHN W. MARTIN, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF METALS