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Just reserching if an aluminium I beam 6061 will change

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Hi pearl, just reserching if an aluminium I beam 6061 will change shape after bending? Note looking to bend after extruded and before it is hardened to T6?
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Customer: We are looking to make aluminium trailers, factory are saying the beams may twist after bending? Note the bending is due to happen within days of the aluminium being extruded. I have never heard of alyy twisting after bending, thus want to know is it poor bending machine or technique from the factory?
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Customer: profile Ibeam sizes are 115x75x8.5x8 & 75x65x7x5 6061
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.
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Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.
How severe is the band? If you are bending and extruded shape to permanently to form it Dan you will likely get some localized buckling of the web and other material distortions. You are effectively yielding the section, causing The stress to exceed the youth stress
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 11 months ago.

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