Remarks

5052 aluminum and PC belong to fundamentally different material chemistries. 5052 aluminum is a metal, while PC is a polymeric material. Therefore, their performance will be even more dissimilar than would be suggested by the difference in properties.

There are 5 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (13 in this case) are not shown.

Properties in Common

Density
2.7 g/cm3
1.2 to 1.5 g/cm3
Elongation
1.7 to 22 %
4.0 to 110 %
Specific Heat
900 J/kg-K
1000 to 1200 J/kg-K
Strength-to-weight
70 to 110 kN-m/kg
55 to 100 kN-m/kg
UTS
190 to 310 MPa
66 to 150 MPa

The length of each bar compares the given value to the highest value in the database.

Properties Not in Common

Base Metal Price: 16 % rel (5052 aluminum)

Elastic Modulus: 70 GPa (5052 aluminum)

Electrical Conductivity: 35 % IACS (5052 aluminum)

Electrical Resistivity: -7 10x Ω-m (5052 aluminum)

Flexural Modulus: 2.3 to 10 GPa (PC)

Melting Onset: 610 °C (5052 aluminum)

Poisson's Ratio: 0.33 (5052 aluminum)

Shear Modulus: 26 GPa (5052 aluminum)

Yield Strength: 77 to 260 MPa (5052 aluminum)

Thermal Conductivity: 140 W/m-K (5052 aluminum)

Thermal Diffusivity: 58 (5052 aluminum)

Thermal Expansion: 24 µm/m-K (5052 aluminum)

Water Absorption At Saturation: 0.16 to 0.19 % (PC)

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