[Alberg30] Mast Beam Material-How about SS

RABBIT649 at aol.com RABBIT649 at aol.com
Wed Mar 27 03:35:15 PST 2002

In a message dated 3/26/02 4:07:10 PM Eastern Standard Time, Crufone at aol.com 

> Hello,
> I know that the number 6061 is an aluminum alloy number.  This has to do 
> with everything about that particular alloy, corrosion resistance, 
> strength, grain structure, finishing, cold working,  etc. and on and on.   
> There are reference books available on metallic alloys of all different 
> types of materials, steel, aluminum, copper brass, etc.  A decent city 
> library should have then available or if not the engineering library of a 
> local college can help you.

Are there reasons other than the expense and difficulty cutting the material 
that some grade of stainless is not in the running? I assume it would be 
stronger. Have actual calculations been made of how strong the reccomended 
lamination of this aluminum alloy would be vs SS?
#23 Ashwagh  
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