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Effect of Heat Treatment on Mechanical Properties and Surface Roughness of Aluminum Alloy 601


Frost, F and Karri, V, Effect of Heat Treatment on Mechanical Properties and Surface Roughness of Aluminum Alloy 601, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 27, (4) pp. 273-281. ISSN 0090-3973 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1520/jte12224j


Aluminum alloy 601 has an extensive range of industrial applications due to its consistent mechanical properties and structural integrity. The other intrinsic features of this alloy include excellent corrosion resistance and lack of brittleness or susceptibility to stress-corrosion cracking. Continued attempts are being made to decrease the processing time of this alloy without affecting the associated mechanical properties. This paper shows a systematic experimental investigation carried out in a modern aluminum wheel manufacturing plant to study the effects of heat treatment of this alloy. It is shown in this work that a reduction in processing time at the heat treatment stage of manufacturing is achievable without significant effect on the mechanical properties of the alloy wheel produced. A comprehensive set of experimental investigations has shown that the mechanical properties of the alloy, processed using two separate heat treatment methods, are not significantly different. The findings reported in this paper have real implications to aluminum-processing industries in which heat treatment is a fundamental part of the manufacturing process.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Manufacturing engineering
Research Field:Manufacturing engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Processed food products and beverages (excl. dairy products)
Objective Field:Non-dairy milk
UTAS Author:Karri, V (Associate Professor Vishy Karri)
ID Code:17080
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-05-24

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