Aluminium from bauxite

  1. I desperatly need help, i need to know everything there is to know about the recovery of aluminium from bauxite ore, the process, the cost, everything.

    Please, if you have any knowledge or know of any GOOD webpages, please post them here.

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  3. Astronuc

    Staff: Mentor

  4. wood: the poor man's super alloy?

    Is it true that wood exceeds metals and alloys in stregnth to weight? Tensil.bending and maybe not compression?
  5. Mapes

    Mapes 2,532
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    Yes, when loaded parallel to the grain. When loaded perpendicular to the grain the strength-to-weight ratio is several times lower and comparable to metal alloys. Engineered composites are even higher. See, for example, Ashby's Materials Selection in Mechanical Design.
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  7. Mapes,
    A peice a gold.
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