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AZ31B Magnesium vs. 85-silver 15-cadmium-oxide

AZ31B magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 85-silver 15-cadmium-oxide belongs to the otherwise unclassified metals. There are 8 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (22, 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 AZ31B magnesium and the bottom bar is 85-silver 15-cadmium-oxide.

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Material Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.7
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 18
64 to 82
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 95
57 to 73
Elongation at Break, % 5.6 to 12
2.2 to 16
Shear Strength, MPa 130 to 160
180 to 210
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 39 to 44
8.1 to 12
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 50 to 55
9.7 to 13
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 240 to 270
290 to 440

Comparable Variants