Notch Sensitivity of Aluminum-Zinc-Magnesium Alloys at Cryogenic Temperatures
At present, the 2000(Cu), 5000(Mg), 6000(Mg-Si) series provide most of the aluminum alloys used in cryogenic applications. Established alloys in the 7000(Zn) series, including 7075, 7079, and 7178, are more sensitive to notches than many of the alloys of the above types [1,2] and have not been seriously considered. Recently, several new 7000-series alloys have been introduced with appreciably greater notch toughness than other alloys of this type. It is. expected that these new alloys may be of considerable use in cryogenic applications.
KeywordsAluminum Alloy Cryogenic Temperature Smooth Specimen Tensile Yield Strength Notch Sensitivity
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