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5182 Aluminum vs. 2011A Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 2011A aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 94% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is 2011A aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
6.8 to 16
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
75 to 100
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
190 to 250
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
310 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
140 to 310

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
96

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
11
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
7.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
20 to 40
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
140 to 670
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
44
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
28 to 37
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
33 to 40
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
49
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
14 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
91.5 to 95.1
Bismuth (Bi), % 0
0.2 to 0.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
4.5 to 6.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.5
Lead (Pb), % 0
0.2 to 0.6
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.4
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15