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High Cycle Fatigue Of Aa6082 And Aa6063 Aluminum Extrusions , Nicholas E. Nanninga Jan 2008

High Cycle Fatigue Of Aa6082 And Aa6063 Aluminum Extrusions , Nicholas E. Nanninga

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The high cycle fatigue behavior of hollow extruded AA6082 and AA6063 aluminum extrusions has been studied. Hollow extruded aluminum profiles can be processed into intricate shapes, and may be suitable replacements for fatigue critical automotive applications requiring reduced weight. There are several features inherent in hollow aluminum extrusions, such as seam welds, charge welds, microstructural variations and die lines. The effects of such extrusion variables on high cycle fatigue properties were studied by taking specimens from an actual car bumper extrusion. It appears that extrusion die lines create large anisotropy differences in fatigue properties, while welds themselves have little effect ...