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5182 Aluminum vs. EN AC-45500 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and EN AC-45500 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% 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-45500 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
2.8
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
80
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
320
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
250

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
600
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
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
110

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
8.0
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
8.2
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
430
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
34
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
40
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
65
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
90.6 to 93.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0.2 to 0.7
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.25
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0.2 to 0.45
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
6.5 to 7.5
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 0.1