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1200-O Aluminum vs. 5182-O Aluminum

Both 1200-O aluminum and 5182-O aluminum are aluminum alloys. Both are furnished in the annealed condition. They have a moderately high 95% of their average alloy composition in common.

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

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 23
69
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 69
68
Elongation at Break, % 28
12
Fatigue Strength, MPa 33
130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Shear Strength, MPa 57
170
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 87
280
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 29
130

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 19
28
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 5.9
120
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 8.9
29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 16
36
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 92
53
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 3.9
12

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