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Heat Treating of Nonferrous Alloys

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George E. Totten
George E. Totten
Portland State University
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Hardness and Electrical Conductivity Testing of Aluminum Alloys[1]

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289 - 295
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November 11, 2016


Heat treatment of aluminum alloys is assessed by various quality-assurance methods that include metallographic examination, hardness measurements, mechanical property tests, corrosion-resistance tests, and electrical conductivity testing. The use of hardness measurements in the quality assurance of heat treated aluminum products is effectively used in conjunction with the measurement of surface electrical conductivity. This article provides a detailed discussion of the error sources in eddy-current conductivity measurements. It also presents useful information on the variation of electrical conductivity of alloy 2024 samples as a function of aging time at different isothermal holding temperatures.

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2016. "Hardness and Electrical Conductivity Testing of Aluminum Alloys", Heat Treating of Nonferrous Alloys, George E. Totten

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