Accession Number : ADA321679

Title :   The Development of Aluminum - 6 Percent Magnesium Wrought Alloys for Elevated-Temperature Service in Water at Temperatures up to 600 Degree F,

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s) : Grube, K. ; Eastwood, L. W.

PDF Url : ADA321679

Report Date : 15 JUL 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : At the present time, 28 aluminum and 728 are used in applications in which river water attains temperatures as high as about 180 deg F. The 2S is aluminum of commercial purity, and the 72S is a high-purity aluminum-base alloy containing 1 per cent zinc. Both of these materials are relatively weak at room temperature as well as at elevated temperatures. The objective of the present work was the development of aluminum-base alloys which had higher load-carrying capacities at all temperatures up to 600 deg F. without an appreciable sacrifice in resistance to corrosion by water at elevated temperatures and also without an appreciable increase in thermal neutron cross-section value. Accordingly, the work was divided into two phases. The first dealt with the development of alloys having better load-carrying capacity, and the second was concerned with the effects of temperature on the corrosion resistance of the experimental and some commercial alloys in water. The first phase is described in Section I of the report, and the second in Section II of the report

Descriptors :   *ALUMINUM ALLOYS, *MAGNESIUM ALLOYS, *WROUGHT METALS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, TEMPERATURE, CORROSION, WATER, HIGH TEMPERATURE, LOADS(FORCES), ROOM TEMPERATURE, ZINC, RIVERS, LOW STRENGTH, NEUTRON CROSS SECTIONS, TILES.

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE