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5251 Aluminum vs. 295.0 Aluminum

Both 5251 aluminum and 295.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 94% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 31 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5251 aluminum and the bottom bar is 295.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 44 to 79
60 to 93
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
71
Elongation at Break, % 2.0 to 19
2.0 to 7.2
Fatigue Strength, MPa 59 to 110
44 to 55
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Shear Strength, MPa 110 to 160
180 to 230
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 180 to 280
230 to 280
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 67 to 250
100 to 220

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 610
530
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 150
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 37
35
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
100

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.5
7.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1140

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 5.4 to 27
5.2 to 13
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 33 to 450
77 to 340
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18 to 29
21 to 26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 26 to 35
27 to 32
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 61
54
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.9 to 13
9.8 to 12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 95.5 to 98.2
91.4 to 95.3
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.15
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
4.0 to 5.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 1.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.7 to 2.4
0 to 0.030
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.5
0 to 0.35
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.4
0.7 to 1.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.35
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15