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5059 Aluminum vs. 5182 Aluminum

Both 5059 aluminum and 5182 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 97% 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 5059 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5182 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 69
68
Elongation at Break, % 11 to 25
1.1 to 12
Fatigue Strength, MPa 170 to 240
100 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Shear Strength, MPa 220 to 250
170 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 350 to 410
280 to 420
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 170 to 300
130 to 360

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 210
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 510
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 29
28
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 95
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 9.1
8.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 42 to 75
2.6 to 49
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 220 to 650
120 to 950
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 36 to 42
29 to 44
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 41 to 45
36 to 47
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 44
53
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 16 to 18
12 to 19

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 89.9 to 94
93.2 to 95.8
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.15
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 5.0 to 6.0
4.0 to 5.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.6 to 1.2
0.2 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.45
0 to 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0.4 to 0.9
0 to 0.25
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.050 to 0.25
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants