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5182 Aluminum vs. 6066 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 6066 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 97% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6066 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
7.8 to 17
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
94 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
95 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
160 to 400
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
93 to 360

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
40
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
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
23 to 52
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
61 to 920
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
49
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
16 to 39
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
23 to 43
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
61
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
6.9 to 17

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
93 to 97
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.4
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0.7 to 1.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0.8 to 1.4
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0.6 to 1.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0.9 to 1.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants