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5182 Aluminum vs. C355.0 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and C355.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 94% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is C355.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
2.7 to 3.8
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
76 to 84
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
290 to 310
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
200 to 230

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
470
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
39
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
8.0
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
7.5 to 9.8
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
290 to 380
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
30 to 32
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
36 to 37
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
60
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
13 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
91.7 to 94.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
1.0 to 1.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0.4 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
4.5 to 5.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15