Aluminum-lithium Alloys: Processing, Properties, And Applications by N Eswara PrasadAluminum-lithium Alloys: Processing, Properties, And Applications by N Eswara Prasad

Aluminum-lithium Alloys: Processing, Properties, And Applications

byN Eswara PrasadEditorAmol Gokhale, R.j.h Wanhill

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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.



  • Provides a complete treatment of the new generation of low-density AL-Li alloys, including microstructure, mechanical behavoir, processing and applications
  • Covers the history of earlier generation AL-Li alloys, their basic problems, why they were never widely used, and why the new third generation Al-Li alloys could eventually replace not only traditional aluminum alloys but more expensive composite materials
  • Contains two full chapters devoted to applications in the aircraft and aerospace fields, where the lighter, stronger Al-Li alloys mean better performing, more fuel-efficient aircraft

About The Author

Dr. Prasad's work on Al-Li alloys includes alloy development, extensive characterization of mechanical properties and directions for future alloy development. Dr. Prasad has published nearly 120 original and comprehensive research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals, conference proceedings as well as several c...

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Title:Aluminum-lithium Alloys: Processing, Properties, And ApplicationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 30, 2018Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128100826

ISBN - 13:9780128100820

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Al-Li Alloys

Ch 1. Historical Development and Present Status of Al-Li Alloys

Ch 2. Aerostructural Design and its Application to Al-Li Alloys

Part II: Physical Metallurgy

Ch 3. Phase Diagrams and Phase Reactions

Ch 4. Microstructural Evolution in Al-Li Alloys

Ch 5. Texture and Texture Development in Al-Li Alloys

Ch. 6 Strengthening Mechanisms

Part III: Processing Technologies

Ch 7. Melting and Casting

Ch 8. Workability: Rolling, Forging, Extrusion and Forming

Ch 9. Superplasticity in and Superplastic Forming of Al-Li Alloys

Ch 10. Joining Technologies of Al-Li Alloys

Part IV: Mechanical Behavior

Ch 11. Tensile Deformation Behavior and Anisotropy

Ch 12. Fatigue Behavior

Ch 13. Fracture Behavior

Ch 14. Corrosion and SCC Behavior

Part V: Applications

Ch 15. Aerospace Applications of Aluminum-Lithium Alloys

Ch 16. Airworthiness Certification of Metallic Materials