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2036 Aluminum vs. A242.0 Aluminum

Both 2036 aluminum and A242.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 95% 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 A242.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
73
Elongation at Break, % 24
1.6
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 340
220

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
210
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
680
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 160
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 41
37
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
12
Density, g/cm3 2.9
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
1130

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 33
20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
26
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 62
52
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
9.3

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 97.4
89.3 to 93.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0.15 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 2.2 to 3.0
3.7 to 4.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.8
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.3 to 0.6
1.2 to 1.7
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.4
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0
1.8 to 2.3
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.6
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0.070 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15