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5182-H18 Aluminum

5182-H18 aluminum is 5182 aluminum in the H18 temper. This is the strongest temper normally produced through the action of only strain hardening. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare 5182-H18 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

68 GPa 9.8 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

1.1 %

Fatigue Strength

110 MPa 16 x 103 psi

Poisson's Ratio

0.33

Shear Modulus

25 GPa 3.7 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

220 MPa 32 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

390 MPa 56 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

320 MPa 47 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

390 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

180 °C 360 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

640 °C 1180 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

590 °C 1090 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

900 J/kg-K 0.22 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

130 W/m-K 74 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

24 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

28 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

94 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

9.5 % relative

Density

2.7 g/cm3 170 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

8.9 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

150 MJ/kg 66 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

1180 L/kg 140 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

4.2 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

770 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

14 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

51 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

40 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

44 points

Thermal Diffusivity

53 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

17 points

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al) 93.2 to 95.8
Magnesium (Mg) 4.0 to 5.0
Manganese (Mn) 0.2 to 0.5
Iron (Fe) 0 to 0.35
Zinc (Zn) 0 to 0.25
Silicon (Si) 0 to 0.2
Copper (Cu) 0 to 0.15
Chromium (Cr) 0 to 0.1
Titanium (Ti) 0 to 0.1
Residuals 0 to 0.15

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

Followup Questions

Further Reading

Handbook of Aluminum Bonding Technology and Data, J. D. Minford, 1993

Advanced Materials in Automotive Engineering, Jason Rowe (editor), 2012

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

CRC Materials Science and Engineering Handbook, 4th ed., James F. Shackelford et al. (editors), 2015