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EN AC-46600 Aluminum vs. 4147 Aluminum

Both EN AC-46600 aluminum and 4147 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Both are furnished in the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. They have a moderately high 95% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is EN AC-46600 aluminum and the bottom bar is 4147 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 72
72
Elongation at Break, % 1.1
3.3
Fatigue Strength, MPa 75
42
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 180
110
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
59

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 490
570
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 620
580
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 29
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.8
2.5
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.8
7.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1080
1050

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 1.7
3.1
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 81
24
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
16
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
55
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18
12
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
20
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 51
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.1
5.2

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 85.6 to 92.4
85 to 88.9
Beryllium (Be), % 0
0 to 0.00030
Copper (Cu), % 1.5 to 2.5
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 0.8
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 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.35
0
Silicon (Si), % 6.0 to 8.0
11 to 13
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