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5182 Aluminum vs. 6101 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 6101 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 96% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 21 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (9, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6101 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
10 to 25
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26

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
220 to 230
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
57 to 60
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
190 to 200

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

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
89 to 93

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
97.6 to 99.4
Boron (B), % 0
0 to 0.060
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.030
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
0.35 to 0.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.030
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0.3 to 0.7
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1

Comparable Variants