Compressive strength of Aluminum-copper alloys at different temperatures

Muthanna Journal of Engineering and Technology

Volume (10), Issue (2), Year (30 December 2022), Pages (01-04)


Research Article By:

Karrar A. Al-Akoul

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An Al-Cu alloy developed for applications requiring an alloy of moderate strength, weldability and good resistance to sea water, it is an excellent, versatile alloy ideal for many applications. The results obtained show that the level of spring back is strongly related to the imposed boundary conditions. If he is conceivable to overcome this problem by a “practical” tool for single curvature panels, it seems more delicate for double tooling curvature. In conclusion, if the prospects offered by this type of process seem attractive, a vast campaign of digital investigations must be considered in order to define more precisely the limiting radii of curvature that can be achieved without causing problems with spillage or buckling of the stiffeners, especially for double curvature applications. The boundary conditions considered should be able to be reproduced experimentally during shaping. For high strain rate testing, the only usable method to obtain information about the distribution of strains in the specimen is the use of high-speed photography. This method is used to visualize the location of deformations and fracture and also to measure the deformations of the specimen. The use of ultra-fast photography for large-scale tests strain rates can be performed in order to qualitatively study the behavior of materials. The proposed new geometry for the specimen will be modified by the use of high-speed photography.

Keywords: Aluminum copper alloys, Compressive strength, Strain rate, Plastic deformation, Aerospace material

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