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AWS BAg-18 vs. 2017A Aluminum

AWS BAg-18 belongs to the otherwise unclassified metals classification, while 2017A aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 17 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (14, 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-18 and the bottom bar is 2017A aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 82
71
Poisson's Ratio 0.36
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 30
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 170
200 to 460

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 130
390
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 720
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
510
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 280
880
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 19
23

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 9.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 59
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 930
150

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 4.7
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 15
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 4.9
19 to 42
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 7.0
26 to 44
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.7
8.9 to 20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
91.3 to 95.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 28.4 to 31.5
3.5 to 4.5
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.4 to 1.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0.4 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0.2 to 0.8
Silver (Ag), % 59 to 61
0
Tin (Sn), % 9.5 to 10.5
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15