7079 aluminium alloy

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7079 aluminium alloy (UNS designation A97079) is a high strength, heat treatable wrought aluminium alloy used in the aircraft industry. Age-hardening heat treatment enhances the characteristics of AL 7079, eliminating variations in characteristics seen in Aluminium 7075.[1]

AL 7079 alloy chemistry [2]

Zn Mg Cu Fe Si Mn Cr Ti Remainder (each) Remainder (total) Al
MIN 3.8 2.9 .4 -- -- .1 .1 -- -- --
MAX 4.8 3.7 .8 .4 .3 .3 .25 .1 .5 .15 Remainder

AL 7079 alloy applications[3]

  • Mobile industry equipment
  • Aircraft parts, including wing panels and bulkhead assemblies
  • Hydraulic units
  • Highly stressed parts

References

  1. "Steelforge". 
  2. "Azom". Azom. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  3. "Steelforge". Steelforge.