Aluminum Alloys and Their Applications

Course Number: MA-2010
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: James S. Bluma, P.E.
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Overview

In Aluminum Alloys and Their Applications, you'll learn ...

  • The effects of various alloying elements on the applications of Aluminum alloys
  • Recent alloy developments that have made possible applications and product improvements not available a short time ago
  • Aluminum alloys that respond to thermal heat-treating processes and those that can be strengthened by strain hardening (cold working) and to what degree by each process
  • What is meant by Solid Solution heat treatment and ageing

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 24 pages

With over 550 registered alloys and an un-rivaled number of processes by which components and structures can be made from it, Aluminum is one of the most versatile metals available to Engineers. In this course we will briefly cover the metal’s relatively short history and significant milestones in its development as a practical, widely applied solution to requirements for its light weight and high strength properties. Because a good understanding of the ANSI (Aluminum Association) Aluminum alloy designation and identification system is required in their application and specification this topic will be covered in adequate detail. Other chemistry-only designation systems will be discussed.

Common Aluminum alloys and temper conditions from both the wrought and casting alloy families are included along with their properties, composition and characteristics that make them highly suitable for the application examples provided for them. This information will be very valuable to help guide an Engineer toward alloys, their tempers and processes that have been successfully used in applications like theirs or as an alternative that may help to improve their product or process.

The often underestimated effects of welding many Aluminum alloys are also covered in sufficient detail to assist the Engineer in making proper alloy, temper and gauge specifications to suit their design criteria or product requirements.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The decrease in corrosion resistance that is generally associated with higher strength alloys and common protection measures that can be taken
  • Aluminum alloys’ unique and growing ability to allow the Engineer to put the metal where it is needed through casting and extrusion processes and produce stronger and lighter products
  • Why structures and large assemblies are often built from distinct but complimentary alloys
  • What is meant by an Aluminum alloys temper and how this affects its mechanical properties
  • Why wire made from certain Aluminum alloys has become the conductor of choice for long- distance power transmission
  • How Aluminum alloys made possible manned - heavier than air powered flight, from the beginning

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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