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5182 Aluminum vs. 6262 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 6262 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 6262 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
4.6 to 10
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
90 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
170 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
290 to 390
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
270 to 360

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
580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
44
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
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
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
17 to 31
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
530 to 940
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
48
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
29 to 39
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
35 to 42
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
69
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
13 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
94.7 to 97.8
Bismuth (Bi), % 0
0.4 to 0.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0.040 to 0.14
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0.15 to 0.4
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.7
Lead (Pb), % 0
0.4 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0.8 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0.4 to 0.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15