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5182 Aluminum vs. EN AC-46500 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and EN AC-46500 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 85% 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-46500 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
74
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
1.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
28
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
270
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
160

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
520
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
610
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
520
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
100
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
26
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
81

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.9
7.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1030

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
2.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
170
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
49
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
32
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
41
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
77.9 to 90
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
2.0 to 4.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 1.3
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.0 to 5.0
0.050 to 0.55
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0 to 0.55
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.55
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
8.0 to 11
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.15
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 3.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.25