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5652 (A95652) Aluminum

5652 aluminum is a 5000-series aluminum alloy: the main alloying addition is magnesium, and it is formulated for primary forming into wrought products. 5652 is the Aluminum Association (AA) designation for this material. In European standards, it will be given as EN AW-5652. A95652 is the UNS number.

The properties of 5652 aluminum include eight common variations. This page shows summary ranges across all of them. For more specific values, follow the links immediately below. The graph bars on the material properties cards further below compare 5652 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

Brinell Hardness

47 to 77

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

68 GPa 9.9 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

6.8 to 25 %

Fatigue Strength

60 to 140 MPa 8.7 to 20 x 103 psi

Poisson's Ratio

0.33

Shear Modulus

26 GPa 3.7 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

110 to 170 MPa 16 to 24 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

190 to 290 MPa 28 to 42 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

74 to 260 MPa 11 to 37 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

400 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

190 °C 370 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

650 °C 1200 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

610 °C 1120 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

900 J/kg-K 0.22 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

140 W/m-K 80 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

24 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

35 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

120 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

9.5 % relative

Density

2.7 g/cm3 170 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

8.6 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

150 MJ/kg 66 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

1190 L/kg 140 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

12 to 39 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

40 to 480 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

14 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

51 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

20 to 30 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

27 to 36 points

Thermal Diffusivity

57 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

8.4 to 13 points

Alloy Composition

Among wrought aluminum alloys, the composition of 5652 aluminum is notable for containing a comparatively high amount of magnesium (Mg). Magnesium promotes hardenability through both heat treatment and strain hardening mechanisms. It also increases susceptibility to intergranular corrosion.

Aluminum (Al) 95.8 to 97.7
Magnesium (Mg) 2.2 to 2.8
Chromium (Cr) 0.15 to 0.35
Silicon (Si) 0 to 0.4
Iron (Fe) 0 to 0.4
Zinc (Zn) 0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu) 0 to 0.040
Manganese (Mn) 0 to 0.010
Residuals 0 to 0.15

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

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

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

Aluminum Standards and Data, Aluminum Association Inc., 2013

ASM Specialty Handbook: Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys, J. R. Davis (editor), 1993

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