MMPDS-13 Chapter 3

Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS):
CHAPTER 3 - ALUMINUM ALLOYS

Re-issued in Release 2019-03 (Jul 2019).

Abstract:

This chapter contains the engineering properties and related characteristics of wrought and cast aluminum alloys used in aircraft and missile structural applications.

General comments on engineering properties and the considerations relating to alloy selection are presented in this section. Mechanical and physical property data and characteristics pertinent to specific alloy groups or individual alloys are reported in Sections 3.2 through 3.9. Element properties are presented in Section 3.10.

Aluminum is a lightweight, corrosion-resistant structural material that can be strengthened through alloying and, dependent upon composition, further strengthened by heat treatment and/or cold working [Reference 3.1(a)]. Among its advantages for specific applications are low density, high strength-to-weight ratio, good corrosion resistance, ease of fabrication, and diversity of form.

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MMPDS-13 Chapter 3
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  • Re-issue (13), 01 Jul 2018
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