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5182 Aluminum vs. A357.0 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and A357.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% 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 A357.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
3.7
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
100
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
350
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
270

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
500
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
610
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
40
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
12
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.2
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
12
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
520
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
38
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
43
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
68
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
17

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
90.8 to 93
Beryllium (Be), % 0
0.040 to 0.070
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0.4 to 0.7
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
6.5 to 7.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0.040 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15