The 5052 aluminum sheet is highly resistant to corrosion. It is an alloy that contains 0.25 percent chromium and 2.5 percent magnesium.
Tensile strength range is 31 to 44 KSI. 5052 has excellent workability, weldability and corrosion resisitance.
It’s widely used because of its formability and durability. It has high fatigue and medium static strength. It can be used in marine environments without worry of corrosion. This metal also has excellent thermal conductivity and low density, which is commonly found with other aluminum alloys. Its fatigue properties and endurance limit are excellent. The endurance limit is 125 MPa in an H34 temper and 115 MPa in an H32 temper.
5052 Aluminum Sheet is certificated to ASTM B209 and it can be cut to size at customers’ need. The main content is Mg, which improve the strength of 5052 aluminum sheet/coil. Products with different thickness have different tensile and yield strength, as well as elongation, all of which live to international standards. 5052 aluminum sheet/coil is stronger than 1100 and 3003 and it is an excellent candidate for most processing techniques.
5052 alloy can be hardened using cold working. Heat treatment cannot be used to make it hardenable. Compared to 5005 alloys, this grade of aluminum has better resistance in marine environments. It also has excellent corrosion resistance when used in slightly alkaline conditions.
A protective surface film is over the 5052 aluminum, which gives the metal its corrosion resistance. When damage happens, the rapid reaction between aluminum and oxygen repairs it. When the film can’t be repaired, corrosion can quickly occur to the base metal. To help prevent this from happening, the metal can be anodized, which will make the protective surface film thicker.
Heat treatment can be used on this metal, which should be performed at 653 degrees F; the cooling rate and time at this temperature isn’t important. It’s rare for stress relief to be needed, but can be done at 428 degrees F. Stress relief should be used when the loss of strength is a concern. This metal is also readily machinable and weldable.
|5052||Bal||0.10 max||0.25 max||0.40 max||0.10 max||2.2 / 2.8||0.10 max||0.15 / 0.35 max||0.05 max (each)|
5052 aluminum sheet is used for marine applications due to its high resistance to salt water corrosion and overall strength as compared 3003 aluminum sheet. It is easy to form, stamp, weld and finish.
Used for aircraft fuel tanks, storm shutters, refrigerator liners and panels.
5052-H32 Aluminum Sheet is commonly used for the bodies of boats, buses, trucks, and trailers, as well as for chemical drums. It is nonmagnetic and not heat treatable.
|5052 HO/H111||0.3~0.63mm||173-213||min66||min 15|
|5052/H32 or 5052 H22||0.4~0.63mm||214-262||min159||min 4|
|5052/H34 or 5052 H24||0.4~0.63mm||235-282||min180||min 3|
|5052/H36 or 5052 H26||0.1~0.32mm||256-303||min200||min 2|
|5052/H38 or 5052 H28||0.15~0.32mm||min269||min221||min 2|