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5182 Aluminum vs. 6063 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 6063 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 96% 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 6063 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
7.3 to 21
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
39 to 95
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
70 to 190
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
110 to 300
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
49 to 270

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
620
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
190 to 220
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
49 to 58
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
160 to 190

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
8.3
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
13 to 27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
18 to 540
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
11 to 31
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
18 to 37
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
79 to 89
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
4.8 to 13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
97.5 to 99.4
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0.45 to 0.9
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0.2 to 0.6
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants