Material Characterization for Process Control for Aluminum Alloys and Advanced Materials

  • P. R. Bridenbaugh
  • B. S. Shabel
  • A. K. Govada


The North American aluminum industry and Alcoa are today under intense cost and quality pressures from imports and other materials as traditional customers seek to maintain competitive positions in a rapidly changing marketplace. Alcoa’s response to these pressures has been the development of business strategies aimed at meeting increasingly stringent customer requirements through the discovery, design, characterization and development of cost-effective manufacturing technologies for a broad array of advanced materials systems. These systems include metals, ceramics, polymers and laminates and composites combining the inherent strengths of each. Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and characterization procedures for these materials systems represent crucial aspects of the company’s advanced manufacturing and process control technology base.


Residual Stress Aluminum Alloy Eddy Current Ultrasonic Velocity Neutron Radiography 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. R. Bridenbaugh
    • 1
  • B. S. Shabel
    • 1
  • A. K. Govada
    • 1
  1. 1.Alcoa LaboratoriesAlcoa CenterUSA

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