EDA: aluSELECT: Most Widely-Used Aluminium Materials Properties aluSELECT: Aluminium Alloys Database

aluSELECT: Aluminium Materials Properties

The world is moving into a low carbon economy. As we are witnessing the development of new business models, IT innovation, decentralized governance, and energy efficiency, Aluminium is playing a fundamental role to drive this transformation. Aluminium has a broad range of unique properties that contributes to building a new society based on low carbon products, lighter cars, energy efficient-buildings and recycling. For instance; Transport is the single largest sector for aluminium products in Europe, absorbing almost 40% of industry output. Its lightweight characteristics reduce the weight of a range of vehicles from passenger aircraft to cars, increasing fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. Today, aluminium is the second most widely used metal in the world. This is because aluminium has a unique combination of attractive properties and effects that can be summarised as follows:

Aluminium alloys are widelyy used in the following segments:

  • Transportation
  • Packaging
  • Electrical Applications
  • Construction & Domestic Applications
  • Structural Applications

Due to its vast field of application, aluminium is often processed in different shapes.

aluSELECT technical reference database

aluSELECT is a reference database containing technical information on the most widely used aluminium alloys. This Database is accessible after registration for free and allows the user to obtain information about the mechanical, physical, and chemical properties of aluminium alloys. At present, 35 wrought alloys and 12 casting alloys are indexed.

For any questions about aluSELECT, please e-mail contact@matplus.de

aluSELECT is maintained and operated using the materials database system EDA, developed by Matplus GmbH. Data are represented in datasheets, comparison tabes - graphical comparisons and statistical data are included. Fig. 1 links to a comparison of chemical compositions.

Fig. 1: Comparision table of chemical compositions

Mechanical and Physical Properties can be compared graphically and interactively as shown in Fig. 2.

Fig. 2: Tensile Strength against Elongation for different alloys

The data are stored in a parametric form. Different values for different types of heat treatment, different product forms, etc. are available, as shown in Fig. 3.

Fig. 3: Typical Parametric Data Set for an alloy