, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 515-520
Date: 15 May 2007

Effect of cold work on the tensile properties of 6061, 2024, and 7075 Al alloys

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Aluminum alloys 6061, 2024, and 7075 were heat treated to various tempers and then subjected to a range of plastic strain (stretching) in order to determine their strain limits. Tensile properties, conductivity, hardness, and grain size measurements were evaluated. The effects of the plastic strain on these properties are discussed and strain limits are suggested.