Aluminum Data Sheet

||Aluminum Data Sheet
Aluminum Data Sheet2018-10-10T11:48:52+00:00

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 Properties Aluminum 5052 Aluminum 6061
Density 2.68 g/cc 2.7 g/cc
Mechanical Properties
Hardness, Brinell 60 95
Ultimate Tensile Strength 228 MPa 310 MPa
Tensile Yield Strength 193 MPa  276 MPa
Elongation at Break 12% 17%
Modulus of Elasticity 70.3 GPa 68.9 GPa
Poisson’s Ratio 0.33 0.33
Fatigue Strength 117 MPa 96.5 MPa
Shear Modulus 25.9 GPa 26 GPa
Shear Strength 138 MPa 207 MPa
Electrical Properties
Electrical Resistivity 4.99e-006 ohm-cm 3.99e-006 ohm-cm
Thermal Properties
CTE, linear 68°F 23.8 µm/m-ºC 23.6 µm/m-ºC
CTE, linear 250°C 23.8 µm/m-ºC 25.2 µm/m-ºC
Specific Heat Capacity 0.88 J/g-ºC 0.896 J/g-ºC
Thermal Conductivity 138 W/m-k 167 W/m-k
Melting Point 607-649 ºC 582-652 ºC