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5182 Aluminum vs. EN AC-51500 Aluminum

Both 5182 aluminum and EN AC-51500 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 97% 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-51500 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 12
5.6
Fatigue Strength, MPa 100 to 130
120
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 280 to 420
280
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 130 to 360
160

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
430
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
26
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
88

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
9.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.6 to 49
13
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 120 to 950
190
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29 to 44
29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 36 to 47
36
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
49
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12 to 19
13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 93.2 to 95.8
89.8 to 93.1
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
4.7 to 6.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.5
0.4 to 0.8
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
1.8 to 2.6
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.070
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15