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4115 Aluminum vs. 5182 Aluminum

Both 4115 aluminum and 5182 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 96% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 4115 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5182 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
68
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 11
1.1 to 12
Fatigue Strength, MPa 39 to 76
100 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Shear Strength, MPa 71 to 130
170 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 120 to 220
280 to 420
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 39 to 190
130 to 360

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 420
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 160
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 41
28
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
94

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
8.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.1 to 10
2.6 to 49
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 11 to 270
120 to 950
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12 to 23
29 to 44
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 20 to 30
36 to 47
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 66
53
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 5.2 to 9.9
12 to 19

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.6 to 97.4
93.2 to 95.8
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0.1 to 0.5
0 to 0.15
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.7
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.1 to 0.5
4.0 to 5.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.6 to 1.2
0.2 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 1.8 to 2.2
0 to 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants