Aluminum-Lithium Alloys, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124016790
  • ISBN-13: 9780124016798
  • DDC: 669.722
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 608 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Because lithium is the least dense elemental metal, materials scientists and engineers have been working for decades to develop a commercially viable aluminum-lithium (Al-Li) alloy that would be even lighter and stiffer than other aluminum alloys. The first two generations of Al-Li alloys tended to suffer from several problems, including poor ductility and fracture toughness; unreliable properties, fatigue and fracture resistance; and unreliable corrosion resistance. Now, new third generation Al-Li alloys with significantly reduced lithium content and other improvements are promising a revival for Al-Li applications in modern aircraft and aerospace vehicles. Over the last few years, these newer Al-Li alloys have attracted increasing global interest for widespread applications in the aerospace industry largely because of soaring fuel costs and the development of a new generation of civil and military aircraft. This contributed book, featuring many of the top researchers in the field, is the first up-to-date international reference for Al-Li material research, alloy development, structural design and aerospace systems engineering.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
A Note of Gratitude from the Editors.
List of Contributors.
1: Introduction to Al–Li Alloys.
2: Historical Development and Present Status of Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
3: Aerostructural Design and Its Application to Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
4: Physical Metallurgy.
5: Phase Diagrams and Phase Reactions in Al–Li Alloys.
6: Microstructure and Precipitate Characteristics of Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
7: Texture and Its Effects on Properties in Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
8: Processing Technologies.
9: Melting and Casting of Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
10: Mechanical Working of Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
11: Superplasticity in and Superplastic Forming of Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
12: Welding Aspects of Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
13: Mechanical Behavior.
14: Quasi-Static Strength, Deformation, and Fracture Behavior of Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
15: Fatigue Behavior of Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
16: Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
17: Fracture Toughness and Fracture Modes of Aerospace Aluminum–Lithium Alloys*.
18: Corrosion and Stress Corrosion of Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
19: Applications.
20: Aerospace Applications of Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
21: Airworthiness Certification of Metallic Materials.
Interconversion of Weight and Atomic Percentages of Lithium and Aluminum in Aluminum–Lithium Alloys.
Selected Conversion Factors For SI Units.