|About this Abstract
||2011 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Aluminum Alloys: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications
||Study of the Artificial Aging Kinetics of Different AA6013-T4 Heat Treatment Conditions
||Josef Berneder, Ramona Prillhofer, Josef Enser, Peter Schulz, Carsten Melzer
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Aluminium alloy AA6013 was developed for aircraft fuselage applications and the transportation industry and its attractive combination of mechanical properties, formability, corrosion resistance and weldability makes it ideal for automotive sheet applications. Due to the high strength level of AA6013 in temper T6 it can be considered as a replacement option for commercial steel grades allowing maximum weight savings without losses in strength.
In the present work an (i) improved heat treatment cycle for industrial production of alloy AA6013 in temper T4 is presented with the objective to reduce the subsequent time consuming and costly artificial aging. The hereby produced T4 temper sheet material is (ii) analyzed in comparison to standard T4 in terms of artificial aging kinetics and (iii) the process of formation and dissolution of precipitates is studied by using differential scanning calorimeter (DSC).
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