MakeItFrom.com
Menu (ESC)

8176 Aluminum vs. SAE-AISI 8627 Steel

8176 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while SAE-AISI 8627 steel belongs to the iron alloys. There are 30 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 8176 aluminum and the bottom bar is SAE-AISI 8627 steel.

Metric UnitsUS Customary Units

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 69
190
Elongation at Break, % 15
23
Fatigue Strength, MPa 59
230
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.29
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
73
Shear Strength, MPa 70
320
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
500
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 95
330

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
250
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
410
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
1460
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 650
1420
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
470
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 230
38
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
11

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 61
7.3
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 200
8.3

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
2.6
Density, g/cm3 2.7
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.2
1.5
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
20
Embodied Water, L/kg 1190
50

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 21
100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 66
280
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
24
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 16
18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 24
18
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 93
10
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.0
17

Alloy Composition


Deprecated: Automatic conversion of false to array is deprecated in /home/public/compare.php on line 452
Aluminum (Al), % 98.6 to 99.6
0
Carbon (C), % 0
0.25 to 0.3
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.4 to 0.6
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0.4 to 1.0
96.8 to 98
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0.7 to 0.9
Molybdenum (Mo), % 0
0.15 to 0.25
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0.4 to 0.7
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0 to 0.035
Silicon (Si), % 0.030 to 0.15
0.15 to 0.35
Sulfur (S), % 0
0 to 0.040
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0