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5182 Aluminum vs. 7076 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 7076 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 92% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is 7076 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
6.2
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
170
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
27
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
310
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
530
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
460

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
380
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
460
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
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1110

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
31
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
1510
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
49
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
48
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
54
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
23

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
86.9 to 91.2
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0.3 to 1.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.6
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
1.2 to 2.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0.3 to 0.8
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.4
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
7.0 to 8.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15