Aluminum 5052-H38


Subcategory: 5000 Series Aluminum Alloy; Aluminum Alloy; Metal; Nonferrous Metal

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Composition Notes:
Aluminum content reported is calculated as remainder.
Composition information provided by the Aluminum Association and is not for design.

Key Words: UNS A95052; ISO AlMg2.5; Aluminium 5052-H38; AA5052-H38

Component   Wt. %
Al95.7 - 97.7 
Cr0.15 - 0.35 
CuMax 0.1 
FeMax 0.4 
Component   Wt. %
Mg2.2 - 2.8 
MnMax 0.1 
Other, eachMax 0.05 
Component   Wt. %
Other, totalMax 0.15 
SiMax 0.25 
ZnMax 0.1 

Material Notes:
Data points with the AA note have been provided by the Aluminum Association, Inc. and are NOT FOR DESIGN.

Physical PropertiesMetricEnglishComments
Density2.68 g/cc0.0968 lb/in AA; Typical

Mechanical Properties
Hardness, Brinell7777 AA; Typical; 500 g load; 10 mm ball
Hardness, Knoop100100 Converted from Brinell Hardness Value
Hardness, Vickers8787 Converted from Brinell Hardness Value
Ultimate Tensile Strength290 MPa42000 psi AA; Typical
Tensile Yield Strength255 MPa37000 psi AA; Typical
Elongation at Break7 %7 % AA; Typical; 1/16 in. (1.6 mm) Thickness
Elongation at Break8 %8 % AA; Typical; 1/2 in. (12.7 mm) Diameter
Modulus of Elasticity70.3 GPa10200 ksi AA; Typical; Average of tension and compression. Compression modulus is about 2% greater than tensile modulus.
Ultimate Bearing Strength538 MPa78000 psi Edge distance/pin diameter = 2.0
Bearing Yield Strength386 MPa56000 psi Edge distance/pin diameter = 2.0
Poisson's Ratio0.330.33 
Fatigue Strength138 MPa20000 psi AA; 500,000,000 cycles completely reversed stress; RR Moore machine/specimen
Machinability50 %50 % 0-100 Scale of Aluminum Alloys
Shear Modulus25.9 GPa3760 ksi 
Shear Strength165 MPa24000 psi AA; Typical

Electrical Properties
Electrical Resistivity4.99e-006 ohm-cm4.99e-006 ohm-cm AA; Typical at 68F

Thermal Properties
CTE, linear 68F23.8 m/m-C13.2 in/in-F AA; Typical; Average over 68-212F range.
CTE, linear 250C25.7 m/m-C14.3 in/in-F Average over the range 20-300C
Specific Heat Capacity0.88 J/g-C0.21 BTU/lb-F Estimated from trends in similar Al alloys.
Thermal Conductivity138 W/m-K960 BTU-in/hr-ft-F AA; Typical at 77F
Melting Point607 - 649 C1125 - 1200 F AA; Typical range based on typical composition for wrought products 1/4 inch thickness or greater
Solidus607 C1125 F AA; Typical
Liquidus649 C1200 F AA; Typical

Processing Properties
Annealing Temperature343 C650 F holding at temperature not required
Hot-Working Temperature260 - 510 C500 - 950 F 

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