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Properties of Aluminum Alloys: Fatigue Data and Effects of Temperature, Product Form, and Processing

Author: J. Gilbert Kaufman   |   Hardcover   |   Product code: 05156G   |   ISBN: 978-0-87170-839-7

Classified as: Aluminum Fatigue

Price: $257.00 Member Price: $195.00

This book presents one of the most comprehensive collections of fatigue data yet available for aluminum alloys, tempers, and products. The data are presented in a consistent format, conveniently arranged by alloy and temper. These data were developed and recorded under consistent conditions and using standard procedures, so valid comparisons can be made among the alloys in the data sets.

The first part of the book explains the origin of the data, fatigue testing and data analysis procedures, and provides guidelines for the use and interpretation of the data. Detailed discussions are included on the effect of temperature, production process variables, shape, orientation, and joining and finishing technologies on aluminum alloy fatigue. Both elevated temperatures and cryogenic temperatures are examined. The remainder of the book comprises more than 1,100 fatigue data curves, all drawn to consistent formats. Types of fatigue curves included are rotating beam, flexural fatigue, axial-stress fatigue, torsional fatigue, and modified Goodman diagrams.

A vast majority of the data had been considered proprietary. This is the first time much of it is made available to the public to assist in a broader understanding of the behavior and application of aluminum alloys.

  • Most comprehensive collections of aluminum fatigue data
  • More than 1,100 fatigue data curves, all drawn to consistent formats conveniently arranged by alloy and temper
  • Rotating beam reverse bending fatigue, flexural fatigue, axial-stress fatigue, torsional fatigue, and modified Goodman diagrams presented.


Audience: Any materials engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, and specifiers needing serious fatigue data on aluminum.

About the Editor
J.G. (Gil) Kaufman has a background from over fifty years in the aluminum and materials information industries, and remains an active consultant in both areas. In 1997, he retired as Vice President, Technology for the Aluminum Association, Inc., headquartered in Washington, DC, and is currently president of his consulting company, Kaufman Associates.

Earlier in his career, he spent 26 years with the Aluminum Company of America, where he managed engineering properties and fabricating metallurgical research At Alcoa Laboratories. Many of the data presented in this volume were generated over the period when the author was active in and/or managing Alcoa Laboratories engineering properties research.

Kaufman spent five years with ARCO Metals, where he was Director of R&D and, later, Vice President, Research & Engineering.

Kaufman also served for nine years as President and CEO of the National Materials Property Data Network where, working with STN International and Chemical Abstracts Service, he established a worldwide online network of more than 25 numeric materials databases.

Gil is a Fellow and Honorary Member of ASTM, and a Fellow and Life Member of ASM International. He has published more than 130 articles and several books on aluminum alloys and materials data systems.


  • Publisher: ASM International
  • Published: 2008
  • Pages: 574
  • ISBN: 978-0-87170-839-7