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5182 Aluminum vs. EN AC-45400 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and EN AC-45400 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 92% 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-45400 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
72
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
6.7
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
55
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
130

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
470
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
30
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
95

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1100

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
14
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
110
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
49
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
25
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
32
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
54
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
88.4 to 92.9
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
2.6 to 3.6
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.6
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.55
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
4.5 to 6.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.050
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15