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5182 Aluminum vs. 7050 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 7050 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 7050 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
2.2 to 12
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
130 to 210
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
280 to 330
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
490 to 570
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
390 to 500

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
370
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
490
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
860
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
35
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
100

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.2
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
10 to 55
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
1110 to 1760
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
45 to 51
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
45 to 50
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
54
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
21 to 25

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
87.3 to 92.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.040
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
2.0 to 2.6
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.15
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
1.9 to 2.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
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
0.080 to 0.15
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15