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5182 Aluminum vs. 5040 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 5040 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 97% 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 5040 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
5.7 to 6.8
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
100 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
140 to 150
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
240 to 260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
190 to 230

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
600
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
41
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.3
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
14 to 15
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
260 to 380
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
24 to 26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
31 to 32
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
64
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
10 to 11

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
95.2 to 98
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0.1 to 0.3
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
1.0 to 1.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0.9 to 1.4
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.3
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15