Development of Aluminum Alloys for Body Sheet

740077

02/01/1974

Event
1974 Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition
Authors Abstract
Content
A study has been made of the various alloys for body sheet. These include the non-heat-treatable Al-Mg alloys and heat-treatable alloys of the Al-Mg-Si and Al-Cu-Mg types. Tests have shown that each alloy has a different combination of properties with no alloy excelling in all characteristics. At this stage in the development of aluminum body sheet, it would appear that the Al-Cu-Mg alloys 2036 and X5020 should be preferred over other types for general body sheet application. Where Lueder bands can be tolerated, Al-Mg alloys such as 5182 and X5085 offer an advantage of superior formability and are recommended for use as inner stiffening panels and supports.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/740077
Pages
8
Citation
Anderson, W., Blackburn, R., and Shabel, B., "Development of Aluminum Alloys for Body Sheet," SAE Technical Paper 740077, 1974, https://doi.org/10.4271/740077.
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Publisher
Published
Feb 1, 1974
Product Code
740077
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English