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EN AC-46600 Aluminum vs. 4115 Aluminum

Both EN AC-46600 aluminum and 4115 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 92% 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 4115 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 77
38 to 68
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 72
70
Elongation at Break, % 1.1
1.1 to 11
Fatigue Strength, MPa 75
39 to 76
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 180
120 to 220
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
39 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 490
420
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 620
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 29
41
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.8
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.8
8.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1080
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 1.7
2.1 to 10
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 81
11 to 270
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18
12 to 23
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
20 to 30
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 51
66
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.1
5.2 to 9.9

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 85.6 to 92.4
94.6 to 97.4
Copper (Cu), % 1.5 to 2.5
0.1 to 0.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 0.7
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.25
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0 to 0.35
0.1 to 0.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0.15 to 0.65
0.6 to 1.2
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.35
0
Silicon (Si), % 6.0 to 8.0
1.8 to 2.2
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.25
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15