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5083-H111 Aluminum vs. 6082-H111 Aluminum

Both 5083-H111 aluminum and 6082-H111 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Both are furnished in the H111 temper. 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 (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5083-H111 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6082-H111 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 13
16
Fatigue Strength, MPa 120
81
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 180
86
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 300
140
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 150
95

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 32
20
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 160
64
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 31
14
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 37
22
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 48
67
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 13
6.3

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