This report approaches the material selection process from the designer's viewpoint. Information is presented in a format designed to guide the user through a series of decision-making steps. "Applications criteria" along with engineering and manufacturing data are emphasized to enable the merits of aluminum for specific applications to be evaluated and the appropriate alloys and tempers to be chosen.
The chemical composition of standard types of wrought stainless steels are listed in ASTM Specification A240. The UNS 20000 series designates nickel-chromium manganese, corrosion resistant types that are nonhardenable by thermal treatment. The UNS 30000 series are nickel-chromium, corrosion resistant steels, nonhardenable by thermal treatment. The UNS 40000 however, includes both a hardenable, martensitic chromium steel and nonhardenable, ferritic, chromium steel. Reference to SAE J412 is suggested for general information and usage of these types of materials. See Table 1.
Chemical Compositions, Mechanical Property Limits, and Dimensional Tolerances of SAE Wrought Aluminum Alloys
This SAE Standard for wrought aluminum alloys provides sources of chemical and mechanical property data for a considerable range of alloys with varying properties, structures, and applications.
Quality Assurance Sampling and Testing Carbon and Low-Alloy Steel Wrought Products and Forging Stock
This specification covers quality assurance sampling and testing procedures used to determine conformance to applicable material specification requirements of wrought carbon and low-alloy steel products and of forging stock.