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Chris-

I believe you have mixed up with the OP, I would use O condition
values (I probably wind up bolting instead) unless I could re-heat
treat but them most of the stuff I have done fits in the oven. :)

 I would never try to use steel specs for aluminum.

cheers
Bob

On 4/14/05, Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com> wrote:
> 
> On Apr 14, 2005, at 4:01 AM, Robert Kazanjy wrote:
> 
> > So Chris, what values would you use?
> The levels specified for the particular weld metal and base metal in
> the Aluminum Association Structural Guide. The strengths for the
> particular base metal tempers are meaningless for the weld metal and
> the HAZ. I'd use the specification values and wouldn't guess. Aluminum
> is pretty good stuff, but it's not steel--don't try to adapt the steel
> specification to something that is absolutely not steel. Plenty of info
> in the ASCE Transactions, too, but the AA specification defines the
> standard of care.
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