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5182 Aluminum vs. 6182 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 6182 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 96% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6182 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
6.8 to 13
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
63 to 99
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
140 to 190
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
230 to 320
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
130 to 270

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
600
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
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
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.4
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
21 to 26
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
110 to 520
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
23 to 32
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
30 to 38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
65
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
10 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
95 to 97.9
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
0.7 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0.5 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0.9 to 1.3
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.2
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0.050 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15