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5182 Aluminum vs. 851.0 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and 851.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 90% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 25 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (6, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is 851.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
3.9 to 9.1
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
130 to 140

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
360
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
850
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
180
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
46
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
14
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1140

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
12 to 13
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
19 to 20
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
69
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
6.1 to 6.3

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
86.6 to 91.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0.7 to 1.3
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0.3 to 0.7
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
2.0 to 3.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
5.5 to 7.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.3