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AA 5052
Category Aluminum Alloy
Class Wrought

Composition
ElementWeight %
Al  97.2 
Mg  2.5 
Cr  0.25 

Mechanical Properties
Properties Conditions 
T (°C)Treatment
Density (×1000 kg/m3) 2.68 25  
Poisson's Ratio 0.33 25  
Elastic Modulus (GPa) 70-80 25  
Tensile Strength (Mpa) 230  25  H32  more
Yield Strength (Mpa) 195 
Elongation (%) 12 
Reduction in Area (%)  
Hardness (HB500) 60  25  H32 more
Shear Strength (MPa) 140  25  H32  more
Fatigue Strength (MPa) 115  25  H32  more

Thermal Properties
Properties Conditions 
T (°C)Treatment
Thermal Expansion (10-6/ºC) 23.8  20-100  
Thermal Conductivity (W/m-K) 137  25  H38 more

Electric Properties
Properties Conditions 
T (°C)Treatment
Electric Resistivity (10-9W-m) 49  25  H38 more
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