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EN AC-48100 Aluminum vs. 4004 Aluminum

Both EN AC-48100 aluminum and 4004 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 87% 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-48100 aluminum and the bottom bar is 4004 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 76
71
Elongation at Break, % 1.1
2.4
Fatigue Strength, MPa 120 to 130
42
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 29
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 240 to 330
110
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 190 to 300
60

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 640
540
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 580
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 470
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 880
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 27
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 87
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 11
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.8
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.3
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 130
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 940
1070

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3 to 3.6
2.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 250 to 580
25
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
54
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 24 to 33
12
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 31 to 38
20
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 55
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 11 to 16
5.1

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 72.1 to 79.8
86 to 90
Copper (Cu), % 4.0 to 5.0
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 1.3
0 to 0.8
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.25 to 0.65
1.0 to 2.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.3
0
Silicon (Si), % 16 to 18
9.0 to 10.5
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.25
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 1.5
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.15