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AA 5056
Category Aluminum Alloy
Class Wrought

Composition

ElementWeight %
Al  95.0 
Mn  0.12 
Mg  5.0 
Cr  0.12 

Mechanical Properties

Properties Conditions 
T (°C)Treatment
Density (×1000 kg/m3) 2.64 25  
Poisson's Ratio 0.33 25  
Elastic Modulus (GPa) 70-80 25  
Tensile Strength (Mpa) 435  25  H18  more
Yield Strength (Mpa) 405 
Elongation (%)  
Reduction in Area (%)  
Hardness (HB500) 105  25  H18 more
Shear Strength (MPa) 235  25  H18  more
Fatigue Strength (MPa) 150  25  H18  more

Thermal Properties

Properties Conditions 
T (°C)Treatment
Thermal Expansion (10-6/ºC) 24.1  20-100  
Thermal Conductivity (W/m-K) 112  25  H38 more

Electric Properties

Properties Conditions 
T (°C)Treatment
Electric Resistivity (10-9W-m) 64  25  H38 more
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