Plastic Deformation and Material Properties of Aluminum

Monty

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Does anybody know of a good source of information on the effect of plastic deformation on material properties for aluminum?

For instance, when one forms a wing rib from 6061 T6 sheet what does the process do to the properties of the aluminum?

Likewise, If you were to introduce a 10 degree bend in the form of a gradual curve over a span of say 2 feet in aluminum angle how would that effect material properties?

There are a lot of instances where a bend in a stringer would be much lighter than a break with a doubler.
 
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