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5182 Aluminum vs. 242.0 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 242.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% 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 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is 242.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
73
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
0.5 to 1.5
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
55 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
27
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
150 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
180 to 290
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
120 to 220

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
210
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
530
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
130 to 170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
33 to 44
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
96 to 130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
12
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.3
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
1.3 to 3.4
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
110 to 340
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
16 to 26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
23 to 32
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
50 to 62
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
8.0 to 13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
88.4 to 93.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
3.5 to 4.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 1.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
1.2 to 1.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.35
Nickel (Ni), % 0
1.7 to 2.3
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.7
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.35
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants