Thermodynamics-Based Constituent Design of Lithium Containing 7000 Series Aluminum Alloys
The influence of Zn content and Zn/Mg ratio on the equilibrium phase amounts of major ageing strengthening phase η’ (MgZn2) in lithium containing 7000 series aluminum alloys has been investigated by means of thermodynamic calculations. The results show that, comparing with Li-free 7000 series aluminum alloys, Zn/Mg ratio is no longer the determinant for the amount of η’ and only increasing Zn content that can increase the amount of η’. And the results were discussed with existing experiments.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
Y. Ji et al., "Thermodynamics-Based Constituent Design of Lithium Containing 7000 Series Aluminum Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 325-328, 2005