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5251 Aluminum vs. 443.0 Aluminum

Both 5251 aluminum and 443.0 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 443.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 44 to 79
41
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
71
Elongation at Break, % 2.0 to 19
5.6
Fatigue Strength, MPa 59 to 110
55
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Shear Strength, MPa 110 to 160
96
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 180 to 280
150
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 67 to 250
65

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
470
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 610
580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 150
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 37
38
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.5
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1120

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 5.4 to 27
6.9
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 33 to 450
30
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18 to 29
16
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 26 to 35
23
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 61
61
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.9 to 13
6.9

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 95.5 to 98.2
90.7 to 95.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.6
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.8
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.7 to 2.4
0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.5
0 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.4
4.5 to 6.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.35