Processing, Properties, and Applications
||Prasad, N. Eswara|
Wanhill, R. J. H.
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Elsevier Science & Technology Books|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $149.95|
| Book Description: |
Because lithium is the least dense elemental metal, materials scientists and engineers have been working for decades to develop a commercially viable aluminum-lithium (Al-Li) alloy that would be even lighter and stiffer than other aluminum alloys. The first two generations of Al-Li alloys tended to suffer from several problems, including poor ductility and fracture toughness; unreliable properties, fatigue and fracture resistance; and unreliable corrosion resistance.