A Review on use of Aluminium Alloys in Aircraft Components

Yashpal*, C. S. Jawalkar **, Suman Kant***
* Research Scholar, Department of Production and Industrial Engineering, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India.
**-*** Assistant Professor, Department of Production and Industrial Engineering, PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, India.
Periodicity:October - December'2015
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jms.3.3.3673


In aerospace applications, materials with high strength to weight ratios along with properties such as excellent corrosion resistance, light weight, creep resistance and high thermal strength are needed. Also cost parameters need to be considered without compromising with quality. In accordance with the properties required; aluminium, titanium, magnesium, nickel and their alloys are mostly used in aerospace industries for making most of its sub components. In this paper, a detailed review has been presented on Al based alloy used in making aircraft structures and components. The characteristics of metallic components for aircraft seats are discussed. It has been found that, the aluminum alloys are the major contributors for aircraft components. The aluminium alloys (2xxx, 6xxx, 7xxx and 8xxx) are found to be the prominent ones. Among these, the 8xxx series is widely used due to its low density.


Materials, Aluminium, Creep Resistance, Corrosion Resistance, Alloys.

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Yashpal., Jawalkar, C. S., and Kant, S. (2015). A Review on use of Aluminium Alloys in Aircraft Components. i-manager’s Journal on Material Science, 3(3), 33-38. https://doi.org/10.26634/jms.3.3.3673


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