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5182 Aluminum vs. 7010 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 7010 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 92% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is 7010 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
3.9 to 6.8
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
160 to 190
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
300 to 340
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
520 to 590
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
410 to 540

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
380
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
200
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
480
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
860
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
40
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1120

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
22 to 33
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
1230 to 2130
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
47 to 54
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
47 to 52
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
22 to 26

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
87.9 to 90.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.050
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
1.5 to 2.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.15
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
2.1 to 2.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.12
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.060
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
5.7 to 6.7
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0.1 to 0.16
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15