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CEE 353 – Civil Engineering Materials CHAPTER 4 Aluminum Aluminum
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Chapter 4: Aluminum Dr. Javed Bari 2 Aluminum Primarily used for containers and packaging as well as aircraft and automobiles In engineering and construction, it’s used mostly for architectural and finishing elements like doors, windows, and siding with a small amount used for electrical wiring Not used extensively for structural members because of expense and lack of strength and ductility compared to steel h Even though it’s lighter, it must be bigger because Elastic Modulus is one-third of steel (E=10,000 ksi)
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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4: Aluminum Dr. Javed Bari 3 Aluminum Advantages • Most plentiful metal on earth • One-third the density of steel • High strength-to-weight radio • Good thermal and electrical conductivity • Anodizing or hard coating for protection • Weld-able alloys • Easy to recycle • Corrodes slightly but does not rust • High reflectivity • Can be die cast • Easily machined • Nonmagnetic • Nontoxic. Chapter 4: Aluminum Dr. Javed Bari 4 Chapter 4: Aluminum Dr. Javed Bari 5...
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2009 for the course CEE 353 taught by Professor Bari during the Spring '09 term at Universidad Nacional de Asuncion.

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