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4004 Aluminum vs. 515.0 Aluminum

Both 4004 aluminum and 515.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Both are furnished in the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. They have a very high 95% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 23 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (8, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 4004 aluminum and the bottom bar is 515.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 71
70
Elongation at Break, % 2.4
10
Fatigue Strength, MPa 42
130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
26
Shear Strength, MPa 63
190
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
280

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 540
470
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
620
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
900
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
23

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.6
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.0
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1070
1120

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 54
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 20
36
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 5.1
13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 86 to 90
93.6 to 96.6
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 1.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.0 to 2.0
2.5 to 4.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0.4 to 0.6
Silicon (Si), % 9.0 to 10.5
0.5 to 10
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15