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Aluminum Fracture Resistance

John Gilbert Kaufman’s ASM Handbook is a must-read regarding aluminum fracture resistance: learn about Notch-Tensile tests, Fracture-Toughness data and more.

  • This book presents one of the most complete compendiums of aluminum fracture resistance ever compiled.
  • Includes for a wide range of aluminum alloys, tempers, and products (sheet, plate, extrusions, forgings, and castings).
  • Many never-before-published data are included.
ASM HANDBOOK – Properties and Selection of Aluminum Alloys
/ Ed. John Gilbert Kaufman


Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Synopsis
  • Introduction

Chapter 2: Definition of Terms Related to Fracture Behavior

Chapter 3: Tensile Properties as Indicators of Fracture Behavior

Chapter 4: Notched-Bar Impact and Related Tests for Toughness

Chapter 5: Notch Toughness and Notch Sensitivity

  • Wrought Alloys
  • Cast Alloys
  • Welds
  • ASTM Standard Notch-Tensile Test Methods

Chapter 6: Tear Resistance

Chapter 7: Fracture Toughness

  • Theory
  • Test Procedures
  • KIc and Kc Data
  • Discussion of KIc and Kc Data
  • Industry KIc Database, ALFRAC
  • Typical and Specified Minimum Values ofKIc and Kc Fracture Toughness
  • Crack-Resistance Curves
  • Use of Fracture-Toughness Data
  • Discussions of Individual Alloys
  • Understanding the Effect of Residual Stresses on Fracture-Toughness Values

Chapter 8: Interrelation of Fracture Characteristics

Chapter 9: Toughness at Subzero and Elevated Temperatures

  • Wrought Alloys at Subzero Temperatures
  • Wrought Alloys at Elevated Temperatures
  • Cast Alloys at Subzero Temperatures
  • Welds at Subzero Temperatures

Chapter 10: Subcritical Crack Growth

  • Fatigue Crack Growth
  • Creep Crack Growth
  • Stress-Corrosion Cracking

Chapter 11: Metallurgical Considerations in Fracture Resistance

  • Alloy Enhancement
  • Enhancing Toughness with Laminates

Chapter 12: Summary

Chapter 13: References

Appendix 1: Notch-Tensile, Tear, and Fracture Toughness Specimen Drawings

Appendix 2: Metric (SI) Conversion Guidelines

Alloy Index


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