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2036 Aluminum vs. 7475 Aluminum

Both 2036 aluminum and 7475 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 2036 aluminum and the bottom bar is 7475 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
70
Elongation at Break, % 24
10 to 12
Fatigue Strength, MPa 130
190 to 210
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 210
320 to 350
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 340
530 to 590
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
440 to 520

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
380
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
480
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 160
140 to 160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 41
33 to 42
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
98 to 120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
10
Density, g/cm3 2.9
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
1130

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 70
53 to 68
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 270
1390 to 1920
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 33
49 to 55
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
48 to 52
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 62
53 to 63
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
23 to 26

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 97.4
88.6 to 91.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0.18 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 2.2 to 3.0
1.2 to 1.9
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.12
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.3 to 0.6
1.9 to 2.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.4
0 to 0.060
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.060
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
5.1 to 6.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15