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2036 Aluminum vs. 7116 Aluminum

Both 2036 aluminum and 7116 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 95% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 2036 aluminum and the bottom bar is 7116 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
69
Elongation at Break, % 24
7.8
Fatigue Strength, MPa 130
160
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 210
220
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 340
370
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
330

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
380
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
520
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 160
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 41
46
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.9
2.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 70
28
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 270
790
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
47
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 33
35
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
39
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 62
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
16

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 97.4
91.5 to 94.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 2.2 to 3.0
0.5 to 1.1
Gallium (Ga), % 0
0 to 0.030
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.3 to 0.6
0.8 to 1.4
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.4
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.15
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.050
Vanadium (V), % 0
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
4.2 to 5.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15