ZE41A (ZE41A-T5, 3.5101, M16410) Magnesium

ZE41A magnesium is an alloy of magnesium. It is typically furnished in the T5 temper. ZE41A is the ASTM designation for this material. 3.5101 is the EN numeric designation. And M16410 is the UNS number.

Material Properties

Base Metal Price30 % rel

Brinell Hardness63

Compressive (Crushing) Strength350 MPa (51 x 103 psi)

Density2.1 g/cm3 (130 lb/ft3)

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus44 GPa (6.4 x 106 psi)

Electrical Conductivity25 % IACS

Electrical Resistivity Order of Magnitude-7 10x Ω-m

Elongation at Break3.3 %

Fatigue Strength (Endurance Limit)88 MPa (13 x 103 psi)

Fracture Toughness16 MPa-m1/2

Melting Onset (Solidus)540 °C (1000 °F)

Modulus of Resilience (Unit Resilience)220 kJ/m3

Poisson's Ratio0.29

Shear Strength150 MPa (22 x 103 psi)

Solidification (Pattern Maker's) Shrinkage1.3 %

Specific Heat Capacity960 J/kg-K

Strength to Weight Ratio100 kN-m/kg

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)210 MPa (30 x 103 psi)

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)140 MPa (20 x 103 psi)

Thermal Conductivity110 W/m-K

Thermal Diffusivity55 m2/s

Thermal Expansion27 µm/m-K

Unit Rupture Work (Ultimate Resilience)6.2 MJ/m3

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

Alloy Composition

Magnesium (Mg)91.7 to 95.4 %

Zinc (Zn)3.5 to 5.0 %

Unspecified Rare Earths0.75 to 1.8 %

Zirconium (Zr)0.4 to 1.0 %

Residuals0 to 0.3 %

Manganese (Mn)0 to 0.15 %

Copper (Cu)0 to 0.1 %

Nickel (Ni)0 to 0.010 %

Further Reading

ASTM B403: Standard Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Investment Castings

ASTM B80: Standard Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Sand Castings

Environmental Degradation of Advanced and Traditional Engineering Materials, Lloyd H. Hihara et al., 2014.