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5182 Aluminum vs. A384.0 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and A384.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 84% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is A384.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
74
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
2.5
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
140
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
28
Shear Strength, MPa 170 to 240
200
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
330
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
550
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
610
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
510
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
96
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
23
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
73

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
11
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
7.5
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1010

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
6.9
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
180
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
32
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
39
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
79.3 to 86.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
3.0 to 4.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 1.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
10.5 to 12
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.35
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 1.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5