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EN AC-51300 Aluminum vs. 5056 Aluminum

Both EN AC-51300 aluminum and 5056 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Their average alloy composition is basically identical. 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-51300 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5056 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 67
67
Elongation at Break, % 3.7
4.9 to 31
Fatigue Strength, MPa 78
140 to 200
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
25
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 190
290 to 460
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
150 to 410

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 31
29
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 100
99

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
9.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.1
12 to 140
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 87
170 to 1220
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
30 to 48
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 28
36 to 50
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 45
53
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.6
13 to 20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 91.4 to 95.5
93 to 95.4
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.050 to 0.2
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.55
0 to 0.4
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.5 to 6.5
4.5 to 5.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.45
0.050 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.55
0 to 0.3
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15