Aluminum Alloy 5083 Data Sheet

ALUMINUM ALLOY 5083 GENERAL DESCRIPTION :

What is Alloy 5083?

The 5083 aluminum alloy is non-heat treatable and highly resistant to seawater and chemicals. It retains strength post-welding and is used in applications like missile components and pressure vessels due to its good corrosion resistance and strength at low temperatures.

Main Alloy Chemistry Typical

Element

Si

Fe

Cu

Mn

Mg

Zn

Cr

Ti

Others(each)

Others(total)

Al

Maximum Content

0.40

0.40

0.10

0.40

4.0 - 4.9

0.25

0.05 - 0.25

0.15

0.05

0.15

Remainder

TYPICAL MECHANICAL DATA for 5083 ALUMINUM

Physical Performance Indicators

Tensile Strength (MPa)

Yield Strength (Mpa)

Elongation (%)

5083 - H111

300

150

12 - 20

5083 - H116

317

228

16

5083 - H14

360

290

3

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Product Capacities of Alloy 5083

Typical Uses

5083 aluminum alloy is extensively used in the marine industry due to its exceptional strength, excellent corrosion resistance, and good weldability.

It is usually in the form of sheets utilized in the construction of ship hulls, superstructures, and other critical components like decks and bulkheads. As a member of marine aluminum sheets, its durability, and ability to withstand both mechanical stress and environmental factors ensure long-lasting performance with minimal maintenance.

Furthermore, 5083 aluminum’s high resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion makes it particularly suitable for underwater applications and structural elements exposed to constant moisture and marine atmospheres.

FAQs

What is the Difference Between 6061 and 5083 Aluminium?

The main differences between 6061 and 5083 aluminium are their chemical composition and properties. 6061 aluminium contains silicon, magnesium, and copper, making it heat-treatable and providing good corrosion resistance, weldability, and machinability. In contrast, 5083 aluminium contains a higher amount of magnesium, providing superior corrosion resistance, especially in marine environments, and excellent weldability. For more information, please refer to our blog: 5083 aluminum vs 6061 aluminum.

What is the Difference Between 5083 and 5052 Aluminium?

The key difference between 5083 and 5052 aluminium is their strength and corrosion resistance. 5083 aluminium has a higher magnesium content, making it stronger and more resistant to corrosion, especially in marine environments. On the other hand, 5052 aluminium is slightly less strong but offers excellent formability and weldability. Both alloys have good corrosion resistance, but 5083 is preferred for more demanding environments.

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