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4004 Aluminum vs. 355.0 Aluminum

Both 4004 aluminum and 355.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 94% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 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 355.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 71
71
Elongation at Break, % 2.4
1.5 to 2.6
Fatigue Strength, MPa 42
55 to 70
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
200 to 260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 60
150 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 540
470
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
150 to 170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 33
38 to 43
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
120 to 140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.6
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.0
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1070
1120

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3
2.7 to 5.9
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 25
150 to 250
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 54
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12
20 to 27
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 20
28 to 33
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
60 to 69
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 5.1
9.1 to 12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 86 to 90
90.3 to 94.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.25
1.0 to 1.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 0.6
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.0 to 2.0
0.4 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 9.0 to 10.5
4.5 to 5.5
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