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PRODUCT DATA of AMC640xa
MaterialAMC640xa
General InformationAMC640xa is an aluminium alloy (AA6061) reinforced with a high percentage (40% by volume) of ultrafine particles of silicon carbide. It is manufactured by a powder metallurgy route.
Product TypeForced plate
Chemical CompositionAl -0.25Cu - 0.78Mg - 1.0Si - 0.25Fe - 0.27Cr + 39.6vol%SiC
Name of ManufacturerAerospace Metal Composites Ltd, UK
EXPERIENCE IN PRACTICE
Development StatusSpecial Commercial Product
Equivalent DesignationsAA 6061 AMC 640xa
Space ExperiencePoor
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Specific Gravity2.9
Data Quality: Manufacturer's data
ELASTIC PROPERTIES
Tensile Modulus130 to 145 GPa
Data Quality: Limited Laboratory testing
THERMAL PROPERTIES
Thermal Conductivity130 W/m.K
Data Quality: Limited Laboratory testing
Thermal Expansion Coefficient13.4 ┬Ástrain/┬░C
Data Quality: Limited Laboratory testing
RELEVANT PROPERTIES FOR USE IN SPACE COMMUNITY
General Corrosion StatusRequires specific corrosion protection
Stress Corrosion StatusUnknown
Remark: Tested once. High resistance in the T6 CWQ condition in the LT direction: Class 1
Test:ECSS-Q-ST-70-37C