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5182 Aluminum vs. 4006 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 4006 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 4006 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
3.4 to 24
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
35 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
70 to 91
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
110 to 160
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
62 to 140

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
620
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
220
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
56
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
180

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.0
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
5.1 to 26
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
28 to 130
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
11 to 16
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
19 to 24
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
89
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
4.9 to 7.0

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
97.4 to 98.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0.5 to 0.8
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0 to 0.010
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0.8 to 1.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.050
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants