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5182 Aluminum vs. 6082 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 6082 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 (1, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6082 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
6.3 to 18
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
55 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
84 to 220
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
140 to 340
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
85 to 320

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
580
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
42
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
140

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
1170

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
19 to 43
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
52 to 710
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
14 to 35
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
21 to 40
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
67
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
6.0 to 15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
95.2 to 98.3
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0.6 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0.4 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0.7 to 1.3
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants