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4004 Aluminum vs. 296.0 Aluminum

Both 4004 aluminum and 296.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 91% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 4004 aluminum and the bottom bar is 296.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 71
72
Elongation at Break, % 2.4
3.2 to 7.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 42
47 to 70
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
260 to 270
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 60
120 to 180

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 540
420
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
540
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
130 to 150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 33
33 to 37
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
99 to 110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
11
Density, g/cm3 2.6
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.0
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1070
1110

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3
7.6 to 15
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 25
110 to 220
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 54
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12
24 to 25
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 20
30 to 31
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
51 to 56
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 5.1
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 86 to 90
89 to 94
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.25
4.0 to 5.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 1.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.0 to 2.0
0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.35
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.35
Silicon (Si), % 9.0 to 10.5
2.0 to 3.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.35