Full Name
Aluminium Alloy

Aluminium alloys are alloys in which aluminium (Al) is the predominant metal. The typical alloying elements are copper, magnesium, manganese, silicon, tin and zinc.

Aluminium alloy surfaces will develop a white, protective layer of aluminium oxide if left unprotected by anodizing and/or correct painting procedures. In a wet environment, galvanic corrosion can occur when an aluminium alloy is placed in electrical contact with other metals with more positive corrosion potentials than aluminium, and an electrolyte is present that allows ion exchange.

This material refers to the general group of aluminium alloys. There are a multitude of individual grades and tempers which should be referred to where more detail is sought.

0.0160 - 3.63 g/cc
Tensile Strength, Yield
1.24 - 730 MPa
Modulus of Elasticity
0.0480 - 342 GPa
Specific Heat Capacity
0.690 - 1.01 J/g-°C
Max. Service Temperature, Air
193 °C
Tensile Strength, Ultimate
0.700 - 1600 MPa
Elongation at Break
0.13 - 50 %
Electrical Resistivity
365 ohm-cm
CTE, linear
4.68 - 27.4 µm/m-°C
Thermal Conductivity
1.48 - 255 W/m-K