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5182 Aluminum vs. 5052 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 5052 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 98% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5052 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
1.1 to 22
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
66 to 140
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
120 to 180
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
190 to 320
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
75 to 280

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
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
35
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
1.7 to 69
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
41 to 590
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
19 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
27 to 38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
57
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
8.3 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
95.8 to 97.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0.15 to 0.35
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.4
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
2.2 to 2.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.25
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants