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5251 Aluminum vs. 332.0 Aluminum

Both 5251 aluminum and 332.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 87% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5251 aluminum and the bottom bar is 332.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 44 to 79
110
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
73
Elongation at Break, % 2.0 to 19
1.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 59 to 110
90
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Shear Strength, MPa 110 to 160
190
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 180 to 280
250
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 67 to 250
190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
530
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
580
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 610
530
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 150
100
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 37
26
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
84

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.5
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1040

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 5.4 to 27
2.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 33 to 450
250
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18 to 29
24
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 26 to 35
31
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 61
42
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.9 to 13
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 95.5 to 98.2
80.1 to 89
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.15
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
2.0 to 4.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 1.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.7 to 2.4
0.5 to 1.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.5
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.4
8.5 to 10.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 1.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5