Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
Vol. 11, No. 2, 2007, pp. 95-97
Bioline Code: ja07032
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2007, pp. 95-97
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Effect of Temperature on the Tensile Strength and Thermoelectric e.m.f. Values of Aluminium Alloy|
Egbu, Ray–Mary N.
The tensile strength and thermoelectric e.m.f. values of 6063 aluminum alloy
quenched at different temperatures from 250°C to 600°C were investigated. The result empirically
confirmed that a perfect correlation exists between the tensile strength and thermoelectric e.m.f.
values with concurrent minimum temperature values at about 400°C. Two distinct temperature range
of heat treatments were identified; the low temperature heat treated materials (from 250°C to 400°C)
yielded both higher tensile strength and thermoelectric e.m.f. values as against the high temperature
(4500C to 600oC) heat treated materials. Significantly, these distinct temperature ranges of heat
treated materials can be applied as transducer in electrically controlled heat processes.