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392.0 Aluminum vs. EN-MC65120 Magnesium

392.0 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while EN-MC65120 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 392.0 aluminum and the bottom bar is EN-MC65120 magnesium.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 75
45
Elongation at Break, % 0.86
3.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 190
80
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.29
Shear Modulus, GPa 28
17
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 290
160
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 270
110

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 670
330
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 670
590
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 580
520
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
970
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
100
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 19
26

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
25
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 90
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
25
Density, g/cm3 2.5
1.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.5
25
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 140
190
Embodied Water, L/kg 950
930

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.4
4.4
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 490
140
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 17
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 56
62
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 32
23
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 39
34
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 60
56
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
9.8

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 73.9 to 80.6
0
Copper (Cu), % 0.4 to 0.8
0 to 0.030
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 1.5
0 to 0.010
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.8 to 1.2
91.8 to 95.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.6
0 to 0.15
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.0050
Silicon (Si), % 18 to 20
0 to 0.010
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.3
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 0
2.5 to 4.0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.5
2.0 to 3.0
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0.4 to 1.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.010