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alluminium alloy for a fork of steering-gear

alluminium alloy for a fork of steering-gear


I have to plan an aluminium fork for steering-gear but I'm uncertain as to which alloy to choose...This fork have some problems of vibrations and fatigue...but the fatigue behaviour of alluminium alloys is not much well-known.

Thank you!!

RE: alluminium alloy for a fork of steering-gear

You could choose any alloy as long as you made the dimensions large enough to keep the induced stresses below the fatigue limit.

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RE: alluminium alloy for a fork of steering-gear


RE: alluminium alloy for a fork of steering-gear

If I understand the type of part you are describing, these forks or yokes are typically cold forged from alloy EN AW-6082 (DIN EN 573-3).  This alloy is heat treated to either the T6 or T8 condition to develop optimium mechanical properties.

RE: alluminium alloy for a fork of steering-gear

I have to choose the alloy for the forks. They are stressed (vibrations) and I don't think that AW 6082 is the better choice...maybe 8090 is better because the fatigue crack growth resistance is higher than that of the AW 6082 alloy

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