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5251 Aluminum vs. A360.0 Aluminum

Both 5251 aluminum and A360.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 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 A360.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 44 to 79
75
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
72
Elongation at Break, % 2.0 to 19
1.6 to 5.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 59 to 110
82 to 150
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Shear Strength, MPa 110 to 160
180
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 180 to 280
180 to 320
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 67 to 250
170 to 260

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
530
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
680
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 610
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 150
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 37
30
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
100

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.5
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1070

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 5.4 to 27
4.6 to 13
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 33 to 450
190 to 470
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18 to 29
19 to 34
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 26 to 35
27 to 39
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 61
48
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.9 to 13
8.5 to 15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 95.5 to 98.2
85.8 to 90.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.15
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.6
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 1.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 1.7 to 2.4
0.4 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.5
0 to 0.35
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.4
9.0 to 10
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.15
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.25

Comparable Variants