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4145 Aluminum vs. 4032 Aluminum

Both 4145 aluminum and 4032 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 (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 4145 aluminum and the bottom bar is 4032 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 73
73
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
6.7
Fatigue Strength, MPa 48
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 28
28
Shear Strength, MPa 69
260
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 120
390
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 68
320

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 540
570
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 590
570
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
530
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 880
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 100
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 26
34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 84
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
10
Density, g/cm3 2.8
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.6
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 140
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1040
1030

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3
25
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 31
700
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 12
41
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 19
45
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 42
59
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 5.5
20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 83 to 87.4
81.1 to 87.2
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 3.3 to 4.7
0.5 to 1.3
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 1.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0 to 0.15
0.8 to 1.3
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0.5 to 1.3
Silicon (Si), % 9.3 to 10.7
11 to 13.5
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15