Effects of Heat Treatment Conditions on the Mechanical Properties of AA 2024 Alloy


2nd International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering (ADME 2012), Taiyuan, China, 16 - 18 August 2012, pp.1225-1226 identifier identifier


Aluminum alloys have good properties such as high strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance and relatively low cost. Nowadays they are primarily used as wrought and cast in many industries such as automotive, aviation and aerospace because of these properties. Aluminum alloys are classified into two categories as non-heat-treatable and heat-treatable. The mechanical properties of the heat-treatable alloys are improved by solution heat treatment and controlled ageing. While mechanical properties of some heat-treatable alloys, especially 2XXX series, become stable with natural ageing at room temperature within a few days, some of them are unstable and exhibit significant changes in properties even after many years. Heat treatment process of AA 2024 is very sensible and critical and therefore should be carefully performed. In this research, effects of the solution temperature, soaking time, heating rate and quenching delay condition of AA 2024 on the mechanical properties were investigated.