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EN AC-51300 Aluminum vs. 2117 Aluminum

Both EN AC-51300 aluminum and 2117 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 95% of their average alloy composition in common. 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-51300 aluminum and the bottom bar is 2117 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 65
70
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 67
71
Elongation at Break, % 3.7
26
Fatigue Strength, MPa 78
95
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 190
300
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
220
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 31
40
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 100
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 9.1
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.1
64
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 87
190
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
47
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
28
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 28
33
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 45
59
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.6
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 91.4 to 95.5
91 to 97.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
2.2 to 4.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.55
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.5 to 6.5
0.2 to 1.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.45
0.4 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.55
0.2 to 0.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15