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4004 Aluminum vs. 242.0 Aluminum

Both 4004 aluminum and 242.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 91% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 4004 aluminum and the bottom bar is 242.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 71
73
Elongation at Break, % 2.4
0.5 to 1.5
Fatigue Strength, MPa 42
55 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
27
Shear Strength, MPa 63
150 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
180 to 290
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 60
120 to 220

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 540
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
210
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
530
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
130 to 170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 33
33 to 44
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
96 to 130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
12
Density, g/cm3 2.6
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.0
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1070
1130

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3
1.3 to 3.4
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 25
110 to 340
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 54
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12
16 to 26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 20
23 to 32
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
50 to 62
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 5.1
8.0 to 13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 86 to 90
88.4 to 93.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.25
3.5 to 4.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 1.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.0 to 2.0
1.2 to 1.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.35
Nickel (Ni), % 0
1.7 to 2.3
Silicon (Si), % 9.0 to 10.5
0 to 0.7
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.35
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15