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5182 Aluminum vs. 2025 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 2025 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 94% 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 2025 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
72
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
15
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
27
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
400
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
260

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
520
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
40
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
7.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1130

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
55
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
450
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
37
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
40
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
90.9 to 95.2
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
3.9 to 5.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 1.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0.4 to 1.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0.5 to 1.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15