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EN AC-48100 Aluminum vs. 5082 Aluminum

Both EN AC-48100 aluminum and 5082 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 77% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is EN AC-48100 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5082 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 76
67
Elongation at Break, % 1.1
1.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 120 to 130
110 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 29
25
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 240 to 330
380 to 400
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 190 to 300
300 to 340

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 640
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 580
640
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
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 27
32
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 87
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 11
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.8
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.3
8.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 130
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 940
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3 to 3.6
4.0 to 4.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 250 to 580
670 to 870
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 24 to 33
39 to 41
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 31 to 38
43 to 45
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 55
54
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 11 to 16
17 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 72.1 to 79.8
93.5 to 96
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.15
Copper (Cu), % 4.0 to 5.0
0 to 0.15
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 1.3
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.25 to 0.65
4.0 to 5.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.15
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.3
0
Silicon (Si), % 16 to 18
0 to 0.2
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 1.5
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.15