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AWS BAg-13a vs. AWS BMg-1

AWS BAg-13a belongs to the otherwise unclassified metals classification, while AWS BMg-1 belongs to the magnesium alloys. There are 18 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (13, 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 AWS BAg-13a and the bottom bar is AWS BMg-1.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 92
47
Poisson's Ratio 0.36
0.29
Shear Modulus, GPa 34
18
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 180
180

Thermal Properties

Brazing Temperature, °C 720 to 980
600 to 630
Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 160
350
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 890
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 770
440
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 300
980
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 19
26

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 9.8
1.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 54
22
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 850
160

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 5.2
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 15
66
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 5.1
27
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 7.2
39
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.5
10

Alloy Composition


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Aluminum (Al), % 0
8.3 to 9.7
Beryllium (Be), % 0
0.00020 to 0.00080
Copper (Cu), % 40.4 to 43.5
0 to 0.050
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 0.0050
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
86.1 to 89.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0.15 to 1.5
Nickel (Ni), % 1.5 to 2.5
0 to 0.0050
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.050
Silver (Ag), % 55 to 57
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0
1.7 to 2.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.3