Aluminium / Aluminum Casting UNS A03600 Alloy

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Thermal Properties


Introduction

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

The following datasheet will provide more details about Aluminium / aluminum casting A03600 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of Aluminium / aluminum casting A03600 alloy.

Element Imperial
Aluminum, Al 85.1 - 90.6
Silicon, Si 9 - 10
Iron, Fe 2
Copper, Cu 0.60
Nickel, Ni 0.50
Zinc, Zn 0.50
Magnesium, Mg 0.40 - 0.60
Manganese, Mn 0.35
Tin, Sn 0.15
Other, total 0.25

Physical Properties

The following table shows the physical properties of Aluminium / aluminum casting A03600 alloy.

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

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of Aluminium / aluminum casting A03600 alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength, ultimate 300 MPa 43500 psi
Tensile strength, yield (@0.2%) 170 MPa 24700 psi
Fatigue strength (@# of cycles 5.00e+8, rotary bend) 138 MPa 20000 psi
Shear strength 190 MPa 27600 psi
Modulus of elasticity 70-80 GPa 10153-11603 ksi
Shear modulus 26.5 GPa 3840 ksi
Poissons ratio 0.33 0.33
Elongation at break (in 50 mm) 2.50% 2.50%
Hardness, Brinell 75 75
Machinability (0-100 Scale (100=best)) 50 50

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of aluminum casting A03600 alloy are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Thermal expansion co-efficient (@20-100°C/68-212°F, AA; typical) 20.9 µm/m°C 11.6 µin/in°F
Thermal conductivity (AA; typical at 25°C) 113 W/mK 784 BTU in/hr.ft².°F

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