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1100A Aluminum vs. EN-MC65210 Magnesium

1100A aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 1100A aluminum and the bottom bar is EN-MC65210 magnesium.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 69
44
Elongation at Break, % 4.5 to 34
2.8
Fatigue Strength, MPa 35 to 74
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.29
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
17
Shear Strength, MPa 59 to 99
150
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 89 to 170
270
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 29 to 150
200

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
340
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
610
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
540
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
970
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 230
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
26

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 60
25
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 200
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.2
27
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
220

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.4 to 23
6.9
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 5.9 to 150
450
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
12
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
59
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 9.1 to 17
38
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 16 to 25
47
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 93
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 4.0 to 7.6
17

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 99 to 100
0
Copper (Cu), % 0.050 to 0.2
0 to 0.030
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.010
Magnesium (Mg), % 0 to 0.1
92.6 to 95.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.0050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.010
Silver (Ag), % 0
2.0 to 3.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 0
2.0 to 3.0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0.4 to 1.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.010