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EN AC-46600 Aluminum vs. 4343 Aluminum

Both EN AC-46600 aluminum and 4343 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Both are furnished in the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. They have a very high 97% 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 4343 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 72
71
Elongation at Break, % 1.1
4.4
Fatigue Strength, MPa 75
45
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
62

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 490
510
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 620
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
180
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 29
44
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
150

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.8
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.8
7.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1080
1100

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 1.7
4.1
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 81
27
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18
12
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
20
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 51
77
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.1
5.2

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 85.6 to 92.4
90.3 to 93.2
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
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
6.8 to 8.2
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