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5182 Aluminum vs. 2024 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 2024 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 95% 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 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is 2024 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
71
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
4.0 to 16
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
90 to 180
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
27
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
130 to 320
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
200 to 540
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
100 to 490

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
200
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
500
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
30
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
90

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
11
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1140

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
20 to 68
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
70 to 1680
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
18 to 50
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
25 to 49
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
46
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
8.6 to 24

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
90.7 to 94.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
3.8 to 4.9
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
1.2 to 1.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0.3 to 0.9
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.25
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants