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EN AC-51300 Aluminum vs. 5042 Aluminum

Both EN AC-51300 aluminum and 5042 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 98% 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-51300 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5042 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 67
68
Elongation at Break, % 3.7
1.1 to 3.4
Fatigue Strength, MPa 78
97 to 120
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 190
340 to 360
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
270 to 310

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 31
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 100
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 9.1
8.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.1
3.6 to 12
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 87
550 to 720
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
35 to 37
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 28
40 to 42
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 45
53
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.6
15 to 16

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 91.4 to 95.5
94.2 to 96.8
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.55
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.5 to 6.5
3.0 to 4.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.45
0.2 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.55
0 to 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15