DOI: 10.1115/1.4058012 ISSN: 0097-6822

Aluminum Castings

Zay Jeffries


In this paper the author first gives particulars of the various aluminum alloys used for casting purposes. He then deals with the metallography and physical properties of these alloys, following which are notes on maximum and minimum weights, tolerances on dimensions and machining data. Later sections deal respectively with heat treatment, aging, effect of thickness of section and rate of chill on physical properties of aluminum alloys, fatigue resistance, special places where the use of aluminum castings is indicated by reason of their lightness and ease of machining, and with the selection of alloys for special purposes.

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