Influence of Post Weld Heat Treatment on Strength of Three Aluminum Alloys Used in Light Poles
AbstractThe conjoint influence of welding and artificial aging on mechanical properties were investigated for extrusions of aluminum alloy 6063, 6061, and 6005A. Uniaxial tensile tests were conducted on the aluminum alloys 6063-T4, 6061-T4, and 6005A-T1 in both the as-received (AR) and as-welded (AW) conditions. Tensile tests were also conducted on the AR and AW alloys, subsequent to artificial aging. The welding process used was gas metal arc (GMAW) with spray transfer using 120–220 A of current at 22 V. The artificial aging used was a precipitation heat treatment for 6 h at 182 °C (360 °F). Tensile tests revealed the welded aluminum alloys to have lower strength, both for yield and ultimate tensile strength, when compared to the as-received un-welded counterpart. The beneficial influence of post weld heat treatment (PWHT) on strength and ductility is presented and discussed in terms of current design provisions for welded aluminum light pole structures. View Full-Text
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Menzemer, C.C.; Hilty, E.; Morrison, S.; Minor, R.; Srivatsan, T.S. Influence of Post Weld Heat Treatment on Strength of Three Aluminum Alloys Used in Light Poles. Metals 2016, 6, 52.
Menzemer CC, Hilty E, Morrison S, Minor R, Srivatsan TS. Influence of Post Weld Heat Treatment on Strength of Three Aluminum Alloys Used in Light Poles. Metals. 2016; 6(3):52.Chicago/Turabian Style
Menzemer, Craig C.; Hilty, Eric; Morrison, Shane; Minor, Ray; Srivatsan, Tirumalai S. 2016. "Influence of Post Weld Heat Treatment on Strength of Three Aluminum Alloys Used in Light Poles." Metals 6, no. 3: 52.
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