Aluminum Alloys 5000 and 6000 are widely available materials used for aircraft fittings, couplings, electrical fittings and connectors, hinge pins, magneto parts, pistons, appliance fittings, valves and valve parts.  These alloys have excellent joining characteristics and good acceptance of applied coatings.  These materials combine relatively high strength, good workability and high resistance to corrosion.

Physical PropertiesAluminum 5052Aluminum 6061
Density2.68 g/cc2.7 g/cc
Mechanical Properties
Hardness, Brinell6095
Ultimate Tensile Strength228 MPa310 MPa
Tensile Yield Strength193 MPa 276 MPa
Elongation at Break12%17%
Modulus of Elasticity70.3 GPa68.9 GPa
Poisson’s Ratio0.330.33
Fatigue Strength117 MPa96.5 MPa
Shear Modulus25.9 GPa26 GPa
Shear Strength138 MPa207 MPa
Electrical Properties
Electrical Resistivity4.99e-006 ohm-cm3.99e-006 ohm-cm
Thermal Properties
CTE, linear 68°F23.8 µm/m-ºC23.6 µm/m-ºC
CTE, linear 250°C23.8 µm/m-ºC25.2 µm/m-ºC
Specific Heat Capacity0.88 J/g-ºC0.896 J/g-ºC
Thermal Conductivity138 W/m-k167 W/m-k
Melting Point607-649 ºC582-652 ºC