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EN AC-51300 Aluminum vs. 512.0 Aluminum

Both EN AC-51300 aluminum and 512.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Both are furnished in the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. They have a very high 98% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is EN AC-51300 aluminum and the bottom bar is 512.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 65
50
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 67
69
Elongation at Break, % 3.7
2.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 78
58
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 190
130
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
83

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
420
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 31
38
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 100
130

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
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.1
2.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 87
50
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
14
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 28
22
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 45
60
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.6
6.1

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 91.4 to 95.5
90.6 to 95.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.35
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.55
0 to 0.6
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.5 to 6.5
3.5 to 4.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.45
0 to 0.8
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.55
1.4 to 2.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.35
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15