Aluminium design and construction by John Dwight

By John Dwight

This hugely illustrated ebook is a realistic layout consultant to the structural use of aluminum. The chapters contain this heritage of aluminum, variety of functions, alloys and their homes. The ebook additionally bargains with structural layout, and is a useful source for designers, with a variety of diagrams, charts and examples.

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C) Profiled sheeting This product, which can be used for many sorts of cladding, is made by roll-forming. An important use is for the cladding of buildings, where a trapezoidal profile is usually specified, formed from hard-rolled sheet in 3xxx-series alloy. Some such profiles are of ingenious ‘secret-fix’ design. (d) Embossed sheet This is sheet having a degree of roughening (of random pattern) rolled into one surface. It can be used in order to reduce glare. It is also claimed to improve the stiffness slightly.

1). Also available are bolts in 2xxx-series material, which are stronger, though these may pose corrosion problems. It is recommended that the threads of aluminium bolts be lubricated, especially if the joint is later going to be dismantled. The best bolts for aluminium structures are in austenitic stainless steel (300-series), as these are much stronger than aluminium ones. The extra cost is likely to be small relative to that of the final structure. 6105), each of which comes in three possible grades with tensile strengths of 500, 700 and 800 N/mm2 respectively.

This ‘semi-automatic’ feature makes it a relatively easy process to use. When welding in the downhand position, the section area of the maximum possible size of MIG deposit is some 40 mm2 per pass. Much higher welding speeds are possible than with stick welding of steel. 5 m/s on steel. 3 TIG welding TIG is an alternating current (AC) process. The water-cooled torch has a non-consumable tungsten electrode, and as with MIG it delivers a flow of argon. The filler wire is held in the other hand and fed in separately.

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