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5182 Aluminum vs. EN AC-43500 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and EN AC-43500 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 90% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5182 aluminum and the bottom bar is EN AC-43500 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
72
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
4.5 to 13
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
62 to 100
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
220 to 300
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
140 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
550
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
38
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1070

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
12 to 26
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
130 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
16
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
54
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
24 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
32 to 39
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
60
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
10 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
86.4 to 90.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.050
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.25
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0.1 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0.4 to 0.8
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
9.0 to 11.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.070
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15