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511.0 Aluminum vs. 5182 Aluminum

Both 511.0 aluminum and 5182 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Their average alloy composition is basically identical. 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 511.0 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5182 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 3.0
1.1 to 12
Fatigue Strength, MPa 55
100 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
25
Shear Strength, MPa 120
170 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150
280 to 420
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 83
130 to 360

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
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 140
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 36
28
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
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 8.8
8.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 3.7
2.6 to 49
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 51
120 to 950
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15
29 to 44
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23
36 to 47
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 59
53
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.5
12 to 19

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.3 to 96.2
93.2 to 95.8
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 3.5 to 4.5
4.0 to 5.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.35
0.2 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0.3 to 0.7
0 to 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15