Evaluation of Fracture Characteristics of Aluminum Alloys at Cryogenic Temperatures

  • J. G. Kaufman
  • M. Holt
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 10)


Experience indicates that with the development of materials with higher strengths, the tendency toward catastrophic low-ductility fractures increases, particularly at cryogenic temperatures. Continued efforts to use these higher-strength materials in structural units and yet to ensure against catastrophic low-ductility fractures have markedly increased the efforts aimed at evaluating the resistance of materials to rapid crack propagation. Formerly, coarse qualitative measures were sufficient, but more critical criteria for quantitatively rating materials and for realistically designing with them are now needed.


Aluminum Alloy Fracture Characteristic Cryogenic Temperature Slow Crack Growth Tensile Yield Strength 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Kaufman
    • 1
  • M. Holt
    • 1
  1. 1.Aluminum Company of AmericaNew KensingtonUSA

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