What are the properties of 5052 aluminum?

2023-10-23 16:55:20

5052 aluminum is an AL-Mg series alloy with a magnesium alloy content of approximately 2.5%. It is one of the most widely used materials for civilian use. It is known for its good processability, moderate static strength, high fatigue strength, good weldability and very good corrosion resistance. Many people are curious about the properties of  5052 aluminum. Today we will learn more about it.
5052 aluminum is a non-heat treatable alloy, but it can be cold worked to achieve higher strength. Commonly used alloy states include O/HO, H32, H34, H36, H38, etc. Different annealing states and natural aging create different material properties of 5052 aluminum, making it widely used in different industries and different environments. It is currently the most excellent non-heat treatable alloy in terms of comprehensive properties.

Chemical composition of 5052 aluminum

Alloy Si Fe Cu Mn Mg Cr Zn Al
5052 0.25 0.4 0.1 0.1 2.20-2.80 0.15-0.35 0.1 Remainder


Physical Properties of 5052 aluminum

Alloy 5052 aluminum
Density 2.68 g/cm3
Melting Point 605 °C
Thermal Expansion 23.7 x10^-6 /K
Modulus of Elasticity 70 GPa
Thermal Conductivity 138 W/m.K
Electrical Resistivity 0.0495 x10^-6 Ω .m


Mechanical Properties of 5052 aluminum

Alloy&Temper Thickness Yield Strength Tensile Strength (Mpa) Elongation (%) Bend Diameter
(mm) Min. (Mpa) Min. Max. Min. Factor, N
5052 H32 0.43-6.32 158 213 262 4-9 0-3
6.35-50.8 158 213 262 11-12
5052 H34 0.23-6.32 179 234 282 3-7 1-4
6.35-25.4 179 234 282 10
5052 H36 0.15-4.11 200 255 303 2-4 4-5
5052 H38 0.15-3.25 220 269 2-4


Applications of 5052 Aluminum 

The properties of 5052 aluminum are very good.It has excellent corrosion resistance and rust resistance, good material formability, is suitable for various stamping, bending and other sheet metal processing, and has good anodizing properties, so it has a wide range of applications, including but not limited to the following aspect: Shipbuilding industry: 5052 aluminum is often used as anti-slip floors, ship fuel tanks, ship sheet metal parts, etc. Automotive industry: 5052 aluminum plates are mainly used to manufacture body panels, doors, engine covers and car interiors, etc. Architectural decoration: used as curtain wall, ceiling, partition wall and building facade decoration Electronic appliances: used in mobile phone casings, laptop casings, computer cases, TV backplanes, etc.


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