Aluminium / Aluminum Casting UNS A03560 Alloy

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Thermal Properties

Introduction

Aluminium / Aluminum alloys have high electrical conductivity and strong corrosion resistance. They tend to lose some of their strength at elevated temperatures ranging between 200 and 250°C (392 and 482°F). However, their strength can be increased at subzero temperatures, thus making them a useful low-temperature alloy.

The following datasheet will provide more details about Aluminium / aluminum casting A03560 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of Aluminium / aluminum casting A03560 alloy.

Element Content (%)
Aluminum, Al 90.1 - 93.3
Silicon, Si 6.50 - 7.50
Iron, Fe 0.60
Manganese, Mn 0.35
Zinc, Zn 0.35
Copper, Cu 0.25
Titanium, Ti 0.25
Magnesium, Mg 0.20 - 0.45
Other, total 0.15
Other, each 0.050

Physical Properties

The following table shows the physical properties of Aluminium / aluminum casting A03560 alloy.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 2.79 g/cm3 0.101 lb/in³

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of Aluminium / aluminum casting A03560 alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength, ultimate (AA) 131 MPa 19000 psi
Shear strength (calculated) 83 MPa 12000 psi
Modulus of elasticity 70-80 GPa 10153-11603 ksi
Shear modulus 27.2 GPa 3950 ksi
Poissons ratio 0.33 0.33
Elongation at break (AA; in 2 in. (50 mm) or 4D) 2% 2%
Hardness, Brinell (AA; Typical; 500 g load; 10 mm ball) 40 - 70 40 - 70
Hardness, Knoop (estimated from Brinell Hardness) 78 78
Machinability (0-100 Scale (100=best)) 50 50

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of Aluminium / aluminum casting A03560 alloy are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Thermal expansion co-efficient (@20-100°C/68-212°F, AA; typical) 21.4 µm/m°C 11.9 µin/in°F
Thermal conductivity (AA; typical at 25°C) 167W/mK 1160 BTU in/hr.ft².°F

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