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EN AC-51300 Aluminum vs. 5059 Aluminum

Both EN AC-51300 aluminum and 5059 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 (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 5059 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 67
69
Elongation at Break, % 3.7
11 to 25
Fatigue Strength, MPa 78
170 to 240
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 190
350 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
170 to 300

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
210
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
510
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 31
29
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 100
95

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
9.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.1
42 to 75
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 87
220 to 650
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
36 to 42
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 28
41 to 45
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 45
44
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.6
16 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 91.4 to 95.5
89.9 to 94
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.55
0 to 0.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.5 to 6.5
5.0 to 6.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.45
0.6 to 1.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.55
0 to 0.45
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0.4 to 0.9
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0.050 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15