Aluminum-Lithium Alloys : Processing, Properties, and Applications Hardback
Edited by N. Eswara Prasad, Amol Gokhale, R. J. H. Wanhill
Because lithium is the least dense elemental metal, materials scientists and engineers have been working for decades to develop a commercially viable aluminum-lithium (Al-Li) alloy that would be even lighter and stiffer than other aluminum alloys.
The first two generations of Al-Li alloys tended to suffer from several problems, including poor ductility and fracture toughness; unreliable properties, fatigue and fracture resistance; and unreliable corrosion resistance. Now, new third generation Al-Li alloys with significantly reduced lithium content and other improvements are promising a revival for Al-Li applications in modern aircraft and aerospace vehicles.
Over the last few years, these newer Al-Li alloys have attracted increasing global interest for widespread applications in the aerospace industry largely because of soaring fuel costs and the development of a new generation of civil and military aircraft.
This contributed book, featuring many of the top researchers in the field, is the first up-to-date international reference for Al-Li material research, alloy development, structural design and aerospace systems engineering.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 608 pages, Approx. 240 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
- Publication Date: 26/09/2013
- Category: Metals technology / metallurgy
- ISBN: 9780124016989