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4004 Aluminum vs. C355.0 Aluminum

Both 4004 aluminum and C355.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 94% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 4004 aluminum and the bottom bar is C355.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 71
70
Elongation at Break, % 2.4
2.7 to 3.8
Fatigue Strength, MPa 42
76 to 84
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
290 to 310
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 60
200 to 230

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
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 33
39
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
130

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
7.5 to 9.8
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 25
290 to 380
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 54
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12
30 to 32
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 20
36 to 37
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
60
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 5.1
13 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 86 to 90
91.7 to 94.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.25
1.0 to 1.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 0.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.0 to 2.0
0.4 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 9.0 to 10.5
4.5 to 5.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15