Influence of Iron Content on the Mechanical Properties of AA6016 Alloy Sheet
The influence of the iron content from 0.1 to 1.0 mass% on the mechanical properties of AA6016-T4 sheets was investigated. The amount of the Al-Fe-Si second phase particles increased with the iron content, thus the solute silicon atoms decreased. Increasing of the Al-Fe-Si particles lowers the bendability, while decreasing of the solute silicon atoms lowers the paint bake response (PBR) and improves the bendability. The bendability of the samples then became the worst at the 0.5 mass% iron content, while it at 0.8 and 1.0 mass% became better or the same as that at 0.5 mass%. The increasing of the silicon content in the 1.0 mass% iron content alloy improved the PBR and lowered the bendability.
W.J. Poole, M.A. Wells and D.J. Lloyd
T. Minoda et al., "Influence of Iron Content on the Mechanical Properties of AA6016 Alloy Sheet", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 519-521, pp. 859-864, 2006