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2036 Aluminum vs. 7076 Aluminum

Both 2036 aluminum and 7076 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 91% 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 2036 aluminum and the bottom bar is 7076 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
70
Elongation at Break, % 24
6.2
Fatigue Strength, MPa 130
170
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Shear Strength, MPa 210
310
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 340
530
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
460

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
380
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
460
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
860
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 160
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 41
35
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
100

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.9
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
1110

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 70
31
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 270
1510
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 33
49
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
48
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 62
54
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
23

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 97.4
86.9 to 91.2
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 2.2 to 3.0
0.3 to 1.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.6
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.3 to 0.6
1.2 to 2.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.4
0.3 to 0.8
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.4
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
7.0 to 8.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15