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1200 Aluminum vs. 5182 Aluminum

Both 1200 aluminum and 5182 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 95% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 1200 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5182 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 69
68
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 28
1.1 to 12
Fatigue Strength, MPa 25 to 69
100 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Shear Strength, MPa 54 to 100
170 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 85 to 180
280 to 420
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 28 to 160
130 to 360

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 650
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 230
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 58
28
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 190
94

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.0
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.2
8.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1190
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.0 to 19
2.6 to 49
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 5.7 to 180
120 to 950
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 8.7 to 19
29 to 44
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 16 to 26
36 to 47
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 92
53
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 3.8 to 8.1
12 to 19

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 99 to 100
93.2 to 95.8
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
4.0 to 5.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.050
0.2 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants