Mechanical properties of vanadium-alloyed copper and nickel-vanadium alloys at elevated temperatures
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Vanadium is useful deoxidizing and alloying addition to copper and nickel; small additions (up to 0.4% in copper and up to 1% in nickel) improve the mechanical properties of the alloys while reducing the effect of temperature on static tensile strength.
Addition of vanadium to copper eleminates the brittle range at 500°C.
KeywordsCopper Mechanical Property Nickel Tensile Strength Brittle
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