As technology advances, so does the need for specialized materials that can withstand extreme environments and conditions. One such material is AMS 4162, a corrosion-resistant alloy commonly used in the aerospace industry. This blog post will delve into the composition, physical and mechanical properties, and various uses of AMS4162.
What is AMS 4162?
AMS 4162 ( also known as Aluminium 6061 Alloy) is a specification developed by SAE International for aluminium alloy sheets and plates used in the aerospace industry. This specification is highly regarded in the industry because it guarantees that aluminium alloy products meet specific requirements such as mechanical properties, chemical composition, and test procedures. The AMS4162 ensures that the aircraft structures and other components are reliable, durable, and safe. Regarding aerospace engineering, safety and reliability are the top priorities, and AMS 4162 is one of the many tools that help engineers achieve these goals. Whether you are new to the aerospace industry or a seasoned professional, it is essential to understand the importance of AMS 4162 and its role in ensuring the safety and reliability of aerospace components.
What Form is AMS 4162 Available at Piping Mart?
- Sheet Plate
- Pipe Fitting
- Forged Fitting
AMS 4162 Composition
AMS 4162 is a low-alloy, high-strength steel containing nickel, chromium, and molybdenum elements. The primary purpose of these elements is to provide the material with excellent corrosion resistance and durability. The alloy also predominantly consists of iron and carbon, contributing to its strength.
|Aluminium / Aluminum, Al||97.9|
AMS 4162 Physical Properties
AMS 4162 has a density of 7.85 g/cm³, a melting point of 1425-1530 °C, and a thermal conductivity range of 24-38 W/m·K. Additionally, the material has an electrical resistivity of approximately 0.12 x 10-6 Ω·m.
|Density||2.7 g/cm3||0.0975 lb/in3|
AMS 4162 Mechanical Properties
AMS 4162 boasts impressive mechanical properties, including high tensile and yield strength. At room temperature, the material has a yield strength of 710-1035 MPa and a tensile strength of 930-1250 MPa. It also has a low coefficient of thermal expansion and exceptional fracture toughness, making it a popular choice for demanding applications.
|Tensile strength||310 MPa||45000 psi|
|Yield strength||276 MPa||40000 psi|
|Shear strength||207 MPa||30000 psi|
|Fatigue strength||96.5 MPa||14000 psi|
|Elastic modulus||68.9 GPa||10000 ksi|
AMS 4162 Equivalent
|AMS 4117||ASTM B247||ASTM B429||DIN 3.3211||MIL G-18014||QQ A-200/8|
|ASTM B209||ASTM B307||ASTM B483||MIL A-12545||MIL G-18015||QQ A-225/8|
|ASTM B210||ASTM B313||ASTM B547||MIL A-22771||MIL P-25995||QQ A-250/11|
|ASTM B211||ASTM B316||ASTM B548||MIL F-17132A||MIL T-7081||QQ A-367|
|ASTM B221||ASTM B345||ASTM B632||MIL F-18280||MIL W-23351||QQ A-430|
|ASTM B234||ASTM B361||ASTM F467||MIL F-39000||MIL W-85||QQ WW-T-700/6|
|ASTM B241||ASTM B404||ASTM F468||MIL F-3922||QQ A-200/16||SAE J454|
AMS 4162 Uses
The aerospace industry is one of the primary users of AMS 4162. The material is commonly used in manufacturing landing gear and other critical aircraft components because of its excellent corrosion resistance and durability. Additionally, the alloy is used to produce heat exchangers and various applications in the marine and chemical processing industries.
AMS 4162 Hardness
AMS 4162 is heat-treatable, which means various quenching and tempering procedures can harden it. When subjected to these processes, the material typically achieves a Rockwell hardness of 26-32 HRC.
AMS 4162 Heat Treatment
Heat treatment is another critical factor in the mechanical properties of AMS 4162. The alloy can be subjected to different heat treatment procedures, including annealing and stress relieving, to modify its microstructure and enhance its properties. For instance, annealing the material at 760-815°C or stress relieving it at 540-650°C improves its ductility and machinability.
AMS 4162 is a versatile and reliable alloy with exceptional properties that make it ideal for high-demanding environments. The material has various uses across several industries, from its low-alloy, high-strength composition to its heat-treatable properties. The aerospace and chemical processing industries are the primary users. Understanding the composition, physical and mechanical properties, and the various heat treatment procedures is essential in optimizing the functionality of AMS 4162.
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