Aluminum 2036 Alloy (UNS A92036)

Topics Covered

Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Thermal Properties


Aluminium / aluminum is approximately one-third the weight of steel, copper, iron or brass. It is a non-toxic, non-sparking, non-combustible, and non-magnetic metal.

Aluminium / aluminum 2036 alloy is a heat treatable wrought alloy. It is a high strength forging alloy with copper being the main alloying element. The following datasheet will provide more details about aluminium / aluminum 2036 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of aluminium / aluminum 2036 alloy.

Element Content (%)
Aluminum, Al 96.70
Copper, Cu 2.6
Magnesium, Mg 0.45
Manganese, Mn 0.25

Physical Properties

The physical properties of aluminium / aluminum 2036- T4 alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 2.75 g/cm³ 0.0994lb/in³
Melting point 554 - 649°C 1030 - 1200°F

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of aluminium / aluminum 2036-T4 alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 338 MPa 49000 psi
Yield strength 193 MPa 28000 psi
Elongation at break (@thickness 1.59mm- 0.0625 in) 24% 24%
Poisson’s ratio 0.33 0.33
Elastic modulus 71 GPa 10300 ksi
Shear strength 200 MPa 29000 psi
Hardness, Brinell (converted from HR 15T) 95 95
Hardness, Knoop (converted from HR 15T) 120 120
Hardness, Rockwell A (converted from HR 15T) 39.8 39.8
Hardness, Rockwell B (converted from HR 15T) 60 60
Hardness, Rockwell 15T 80 80
Hardness, Vickers (converted from HR 15T) 107 107
Machinability 50 50

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of aluminum 2036 alloy are provided below.

Properties Conditions
T (°C) Treatment
Thermal conductivity 198 W/mK 25 O


Aluminium / aluminum 2036 alloy is chiefly used in the manufacture of the following products:

  • Outer and inner body panels
  • Load floors
  • Seat shells

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