The Tensile and Impact Strength of Annealed and Welded 5086 Aluminum Down to 20°K

  • R. P. Mikesell
  • R. P. Reed
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 4)


The aluminum alloy, 5086 (4.0 per cent Mg, nominal), which was developed for structural use and particularly for welded structures, has been found to be one of the strongest as well as one of the most ductile of the aluminum alloys. Because this alloy was expected to exhibit a higher strength but still retain most of its ductility at low temperatures, a program was undertaken which involved the testing of both the parent and welded metals down to 20°K.


Aluminum Alloy Impact Strength Tensile Specimen Parent Metal Annealed Specimen 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. P. Mikesell
    • 1
  • R. P. Reed
    • 1
  1. 1.CEL National Bureau of StandardsBoulderUSA

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