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5083 Aluminum vs. 6082 Aluminum

Both 5083 aluminum and 6082 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 96% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 31 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 5083 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6082 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 75 to 110
40 to 95
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 17
6.3 to 18
Fatigue Strength, MPa 93 to 190
55 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 220
84 to 220
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 290 to 390
140 to 340
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110 to 340
85 to 320

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 580
580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 29
42
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 96
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1170
1170

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.2 to 42
19 to 43
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 95 to 860
52 to 710
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 40
14 to 35
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 44
21 to 40
Thermal Diffusivity, m2/s 48
67
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 17
6.0 to 15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 92.4 to 95.6
95.2 to 98.3
Chromium (Cr), % 0.050 to 0.25
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.4
0 to 0.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 4.9
0.6 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0.4 to 1.0
0.4 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.4
0.7 to 1.3
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants