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4004 Aluminum vs. 8011A Aluminum

Both 4004 aluminum and 8011A aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 89% 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 8011A aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 71
69
Elongation at Break, % 2.4
1.7 to 28
Fatigue Strength, MPa 42
33 to 76
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
100 to 180
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 60
34 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 540
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
630
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 33
56
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
180

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.0
Density, g/cm3 2.6
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.0
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1070
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3
3.0 to 22
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 25
8.2 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 54
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12
11 to 18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 20
18 to 26
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
86
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 5.1
4.6 to 8.1

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 86 to 90
97.5 to 99.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0.5 to 1.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.0 to 2.0
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 9.0 to 10.5
0.4 to 0.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15