Aluminum is a lightweight and versatile metal widely used in various industries due to its excellent combination of strength, low density, and corrosion resistance. It is the third most abundant element in the Earth's crust and has a wide range of applications, including aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, and packaging.
Aluminum is a metallic element with the chemical symbol Al and atomic number 13. It is extracted from bauxite ore through a refining process and is then alloyed with other elements to enhance its properties. Common aluminum alloys include 6061, 7075, and 5083, each with its own specific characteristics and applications. Aluminum alloys offer good formability, machinability, and recyclability, making them highly desirable for manufacturing processes.
|Tensile strength||100-345 MPa|
|Tensile modulus||68.9 GPa|
|Flexural strength||140-310 MPa|
|Flexural modulus||68.9 GPa|
|HDT||N/A (Dependent on alloy and tempering)|
The specific technical properties of aluminum can vary depending on the alloy and tempering process used. Aluminum alloys can be tailored to have different levels of strength, hardness, and other properties to suit specific applications. The values provided are general ranges and may differ for different aluminum alloys and conditions.