Einfluss der Mikrostruktur auf die Bruchzähigkeit der Aluminiumknetlegierung 7X75

Translated title of the contribution: Influence of Microstructure on Fracture Toughness of Wrought Aluminum Alloy 7X75

Simone Goldgruber

Research output: ThesisDiploma Thesis


Wrought aluminum alloy 7X75 is mainly used in highly stressed structural components in aircraft applications due to its high specific strength and good fracture toughness. Zinc and Magnesium are responsible for precipitation hardening, whereas the combination of Copper and Chromium leads to an additional increase in strength and improves resistance to stress corrosion. The investigations were conducted on three different types of plate material with thicknesses of 75 and 80 mm in overaged condition (T7351), which exhibit different fracture toughnesses. The main task of this work was to analyse the factors influencing fracture toughness and to enable future improvements. The focus of interest was the grain structure and characteristics of the prevailing precipitates as well as chemical composition, electrical conductivity, hardness, and toughness. Special attention was paid on the variation of properties over the thickness of the plate material.
Translated title of the contributionInfluence of Microstructure on Fracture Toughness of Wrought Aluminum Alloy 7X75
Original languageGerman
  • Clemens, Helmut, Supervisor (internal)
  • Scheu, Christina, Co-Supervisor (internal)
Award date14 Dec 2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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  • aluminum alloy
  • 7X75
  • microstructure
  • fracture toughness
  • precipitation hardening

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