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5059-H116 Aluminum

5059-H116 aluminum is 5059 aluminum in the H116 temper. To achieve this temper, the metal is treated in whatever manner is required to develop a particular degree of intergranular and exfoliation corrosion.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare 5059-H116 aluminum to: 5000-series alloys (top), all aluminum alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

69 GPa 9.9 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

11 %

Fatigue Strength

210 MPa 30 x 103 psi

Poisson's Ratio

0.33

Shear Modulus

26 GPa 3.7 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

250 MPa 36 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

410 MPa 59 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

300 MPa 43 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

390 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Corrosion

65 °C 150 °F

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

210 °C 420 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

650 °C 1200 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

510 °C 960 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

900 J/kg-K 0.21 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

110 W/m-K 62 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

24 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

29 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

95 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

9.5 % relative

Density

2.7 g/cm3 170 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

9.1 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

160 MJ/kg 67 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

1160 L/kg 140 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

42 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

650 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

14 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

50 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

42 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

45 points

Thermal Diffusivity

44 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

18 points

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al) 89.9 to 94
Magnesium (Mg) 5.0 to 6.0
Manganese (Mn) 0.6 to 1.2
Zinc (Zn) 0.4 to 0.9
Iron (Fe) 0 to 0.5
Silicon (Si) 0 to 0.45
Zirconium (Zr) 0.050 to 0.25
Chromium (Cr) 0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu) 0 to 0.25
Titanium (Ti) 0 to 0.2
Residuals 0 to 0.15

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Further Reading

ASTM B928: Standard Specification for High Magnesium Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate for Marine Service

Handbook of Aluminum vol. 2: Alloy Production and Materials Manufacturing, George Totten and D. Scott MacKenzie (editors), 2003

Aluminum: Properties and Physical Metallurgy, John E. Hatch (editor), 1984

ASTM B209: Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate

EN 485-2: Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Sheet, strip and plate. Mechanical properties

ISO 6361-2: Wrought aluminium and aluminium alloys - Sheets, strips and plates - Part 2: Mechanical properties

EN 573-3: Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Chemical composition and form of wrought products. Chemical composition and form of products