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2036 Aluminum vs. 851.0 Aluminum

Both 2036 aluminum and 851.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 91% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 25 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (6, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 2036 aluminum and the bottom bar is 851.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
69
Elongation at Break, % 24
3.9 to 9.1
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 340
130 to 140

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
360
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
850
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 160
180
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
23

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
14
Density, g/cm3 2.9
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
1140

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 33
12 to 13
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
19 to 20
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 62
69
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
6.1 to 6.3

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 97.4
86.6 to 91.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 2.2 to 3.0
0.7 to 1.3
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.3 to 0.6
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.4
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0.3 to 0.7
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
2.0 to 3.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
5.5 to 7.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.3