ALUSELECT

Material Database

AluSelect is a computer-based reference database containing technical information on the most widely used aluminium alloys. This freely accessible web-site allows the user to obtain information about the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of aluminium alloys. At present, 35 wrought alloys and 12 casting alloys are indexed.

The world is moving into a low carbon economy.

As we are witnessing the development of new business models, IT innovation, decentralized governance, and energy efficiency, Aluminium is playing a fundamental role to drive this transformation. Aluminium has a broad range of unique properties that contributes to building a new society based on low carbon products, lighter cars, energy efficient-buildings and recycling.
For instance; Transport is the single largest sector for aluminium products in Europe, absorbing almost 40% of industry output. Its lightweight characteristics reduce the weight of a range of vehicles from passenger aircraft to cars, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions.
Today, aluminium is the second most widely used metal in the world. This is because aluminium has a unique combination of attractive properties and effects that can be summarised as follows:

Light yet strong

Despite its relatively low weight, aluminium has a remarkable strength to weight ratio. As an alloy, aluminium offers similar performance to advanced steels and titanium.

Recyclability

5% of original enerfy consumption 75% of all aluminium produced still in use

High versatility

Aluminium is not only light; it has a low melting point and is highly ductile. This makes it easy to work with, shape and join adding to its versatility.

Energy saving

Aluminium’s unique properties allow for significant energy savings in many applications; for example in vehicles and buildings. In addition, recycled aluminium is highly energy efficient, using only 5% of the energy of primary production.

Corrosion free & durable

Aluminium develops a natural oxide layer, protecting it against corrosion and making it virtually maintenance free. This makes aluminium the ideal material for packaging, building and vehicles and transport.

Alloying technology

aluminium can be made hard, soft, stiff, bendable, smooth, temperature resistance etc. depending on the actual need, by developing tailor-made alloys

Impermeability

Aluminium can be rolled extremely thinly – less than 100th of a millimetre – while remaining completely impermeable to light, odour and contamination. This makes it the ideal material for packing food, pharmaceuticals and other sensitive products.

Presentation of Mechanical Properties in AluSelect

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YIELD STRENGTH

Illustration and Comparison of Yield Strength of every Wrought and Cast Alloys

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TENSILE STRENGTH VS YIELD STRENGTH

Comparison of Tensile Strength vs Yield Strength

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CREEP DATA

Creep Rupture Stress Information of Aluminium Alloys

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FATIGUE DATA

Valuable information about fatigue properties of aluminium alloys