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4004 Aluminum vs. 520.0 Aluminum

Both 4004 aluminum and 520.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 90% 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 520.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 71
66
Elongation at Break, % 2.4
14
Fatigue Strength, MPa 42
55
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
25
Shear Strength, MPa 63
230
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
330
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 60
170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 540
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
480
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
87
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
25

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 33
21
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
72

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
9.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1070
1170

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3
39
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 25
230
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 54
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12
35
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 20
41
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
37
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 5.1
14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 86 to 90
87.9 to 90.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 0.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.0 to 2.0
9.5 to 10.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 9.0 to 10.5
0 to 0.25
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.15
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15