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EN AC-51300 Aluminum vs. 6012 Aluminum

Both EN AC-51300 aluminum and 6012 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 95% 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 6012 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 67
69
Elongation at Break, % 3.7
9.1 to 11
Fatigue Strength, MPa 78
55 to 100
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 190
220 to 320
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
110 to 260

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 31
45
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 100
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 9.1
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1170

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.1
21 to 28
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 87
94 to 480
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
48
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
22 to 32
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 28
29 to 37
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 45
62
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.6
10 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 91.4 to 95.5
92.2 to 98
Bismuth (Bi), % 0
0 to 0.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.3
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.55
0 to 0.5
Lead (Pb), % 0
0.4 to 2.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.5 to 6.5
0.6 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.45
0.4 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.55
0.6 to 1.4
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15