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EN AC-46600 Aluminum vs. EN-MC32110 Magnesium

EN AC-46600 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while EN-MC32110 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys. 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 EN-MC32110 magnesium.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 77
60
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 72
49
Elongation at Break, % 1.1
2.2
Fatigue Strength, MPa 75
80
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.29
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
19
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 180
220
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
140

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 490
330
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
99
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 620
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
500
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
950
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
26

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 29
32
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 94
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
13
Density, g/cm3 2.8
2.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.8
22
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1080
920

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 1.7
4.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 81
210
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
58
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18
29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 51
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.1
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 85.6 to 92.4
0 to 0.2
Copper (Cu), % 1.5 to 2.5
2.4 to 3.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 0.050
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.25
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0 to 0.35
89.3 to 91.9
Manganese (Mn), % 0.15 to 0.65
0.25 to 0.75
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.010
Silicon (Si), % 6.0 to 8.0
0 to 0.2
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.25
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 1.0
5.5 to 6.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.010