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5182 Aluminum vs. 5252 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 5252 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 5252 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
4.5 to 11
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
100 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
25
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
140 to 160
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
230 to 290
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
170 to 240

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
34
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
8.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
12 to 23
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
210 to 430
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
23 to 30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
31 to 36
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
57
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
10 to 13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
96.6 to 97.8
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.1
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 0.080
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0
Vanadium (V), % 0
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.050
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1

Comparable Variants