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EN AC-46600 Aluminum vs. 4032 Aluminum

Both EN AC-46600 aluminum and 4032 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 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 EN AC-46600 aluminum and the bottom bar is 4032 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 77
120
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 72
73
Elongation at Break, % 1.1
6.7
Fatigue Strength, MPa 75
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
28
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 180
390
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
320

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 490
570
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 620
570
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
530
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 29
34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
10
Density, g/cm3 2.8
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.8
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1080
1030

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 1.7
25
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 81
700
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18
41
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
45
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 51
59
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.1
20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 85.6 to 92.4
81.1 to 87.2
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 1.5 to 2.5
0.5 to 1.3
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 1.0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.25
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0 to 0.35
0.8 to 1.3
Manganese (Mn), % 0.15 to 0.65
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.35
0.5 to 1.3
Silicon (Si), % 6.0 to 8.0
11 to 13.5
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.25
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15