Recent developments in understanding the creep of aluminum


This paper summarizes the recent creep research by the author on pure aluminum including classic five power-law creep, Harper-Dorn creep, ambient-temperature creep and an investigations of long-range internal stresses in creep-deformed aluminum. Many of the models and theories for these phenomena persisted for a relatively long period of time. More recent developments in these phenomena are discussed that may lead to new interpretations of creep in aluminum, as well as creep in other crystalline materials.