The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of performing retrogression and reaging (RRA) heat treatments on 2099 aluminum-lithium alloy. The retrogression temperatures were 200-250 A degrees C and retrogression times were 5-60 min. Half of the samples were exposed to a salt fog environment. Interestingly, the samples exposed to salt spray had consistently higher mechanical tensile properties than those which were not exposed.
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Ward, N., Tran, A., Abad, A., Lee, E.W., Hahn, M., Fordan, E., and Es-Said, O.S., 2011, "The Effects of Retrogression and Reaging on Aluminum Alloy 2099 (C458)," Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 20(6), pp. 989-996.