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5251 Aluminum vs. 852.0 Aluminum

Both 5251 aluminum and 852.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 90% 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 852.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 44 to 79
64
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 2.0 to 19
3.4
Fatigue Strength, MPa 59 to 110
73
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 110 to 160
130
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 180 to 280
200
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 67 to 250
150

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
370
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 610
210
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
840
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 150
180
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 37
45
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
15
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.2
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.5
8.5
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 5.4 to 27
6.2
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 33 to 450
160
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
12
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
43
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18 to 29
17
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 26 to 35
24
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 61
65
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.9 to 13
8.7

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 95.5 to 98.2
86.6 to 91.3
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.15
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
1.7 to 2.3
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.7 to 2.4
0.6 to 0.9
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0.9 to 1.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.4
0 to 0.4
Tin (Sn), % 0
5.5 to 7.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.3