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1070 Aluminum vs. 515.0 Aluminum

Both 1070 aluminum and 515.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 95% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 23 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (7, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 1070 aluminum and the bottom bar is 515.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 4.5 to 39
10
Fatigue Strength, MPa 22 to 49
130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 48 to 79
190
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 73 to 140
280

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
470
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
620
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
23

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.3
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1120

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 7.5 to 14
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 14 to 22
36
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 3.3 to 6.1
13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 99.7 to 100
93.6 to 96.6
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.040
0 to 0.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 1.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 0 to 0.030
2.5 to 4.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.4 to 0.6
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0.5 to 10
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.030
0
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.040
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.15