Aluminum Alloy Castings provides property and performance data for all types of aluminum alloy castings and reviews and describes the factors that contribute to and affect those properties, including composition, microstructure, casting process, heat treatment, and quality assurance. The volume features extensive collections of property and performance data, including previously unpublished aging response curves, growth curves, and fatigue curves. These data are presented in consistent formats to enable easy comparisons among different alloys and tempers.
The authors have endeavored to address all of the casting process technologies available for aluminum alloys. Engineering information is included for expendable mold, permanent mold, and pressure die casting processes and their variations. The focus of the process coverage is to review the effects of process selection and process variables on casting properties and performance. Representative examples of aluminum castings applications are provided.
This book will be of significant value to materials and design engineers involved in the evaluation, selection and specification of aluminum casting applications and to casting producers as a means of better understanding, quantifying, improving, and promoting the performance characteristics of aluminum castings.
"This book by Gil Kaufman and Elwin Rooy, two authors with close to 90 years of combined experience in their field stands out as the definitive volume on physical and mechanical properties of aluminum alloy castings. Aluminum Alloy Castings provides the ultimate information source for engineers involved in selecting and specifying aluminum alloy castings, foundry engineers and specialists, and students of metallurgy and foundry engineering. The authors'extensive backgrounds in aluminum processing, properties and applications are evident throughout and lend an especially authoritative voice to this important subject."
C. Benedyk, Contributing Editor
Light Metal Age, February 2005
- Aluminum Casting Alloys
- Aluminum Casting Processes
- The Effects of Microstructure on Properties
- The Effects of Porosity and Inclusions on Properties
- Hot Isostatic Pressing
- Heat Treatment of Aluminum Castings
- Properties and Performance of Aluminum Alloy Castings
- Property Data Sets: Aging Response Curves
- Growth Curves
- Stress-Strain Curves
- Tensile Properties at High and Low Temperatures and at Room Temperature after High Temperature Exposure
- Creep-Rupture and Creep Properties
- Rotating-Beam Reversed-Bending Fatigue Curves
- Appendices: Glossary of Terms
- Abbreviations and Symbols
- Test Specimen Drawings
- Alloy Index
- Subject Index
About the Authors:
J.G. (Gil) Kaufman has a background of almost fifty years in the aluminum and materials information industries, and remains an active consultant in both areas. In 1997, he retired as Vice President, Technology for the Aluminum Association, Inc., headquartered in Washington, DC, and is currently president of his consulting company, Kaufman Associates. Earlier in his career, he spent 26 years with the Aluminum Company of America and five with ARCO Metals, where he was Vice President, R&D. He also served as President and CEO of the National Materials Property Data Network, establishing a worldwide online network of more than 25 materials databases. Gil is a Fellow and Honorary Member of ASTM, and a Fellow and Life Member of ASM International. He has published more than 125 articles, including four books, on aluminum alloys and materials data systems.
Elwin Rooy retired after 35 years with the Aluminum Company of America where he was corporate Manager of Metallurgy and Quality Assurance to form a consulting firm specializing in aluminum process and product technologies, quality systems and industry relations. He has been active in committees of the Aluminum Association, American Foundry Society, American Die Casting Institute, The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Society of Die Casting Engineers, ASM International, and TMS. He has served as Chairman of the TMS Aluminum Committee, Chairman of the AFS Light and Reactive Metals Division, director and chairman of the Northeast Ohio chapter of AFS, Regional Director of the Foundry Education Foundation, and charter member of the Drexel/WPI Advanced Casting Research Laboratory. His honors include the AFS award for Scientific Merit, The TMS/AIME Distinguished Service Award, the M.C. Flemings Award for contributions in the field of solidification and the Arthur Vining Davis Award for technical achievement. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Metals and Advanced Materials & Processes, published more than 30 articles and papers, edited Light Metals 1991, and authored or coauthored articles in the ASM Handbook series.