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EN-MC32110 Magnesium vs. EN AC-41000 Aluminum

EN-MC32110 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while EN AC-41000 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 30 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is EN-MC32110 magnesium and the bottom bar is EN AC-41000 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 60
57 to 97
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 49
69
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
4.5
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
58 to 71
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
170 to 280
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140
80 to 210

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
420
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 99
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 500
630
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
38
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 13
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.1
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.3
6.4 to 11
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 210
46 to 300
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
18 to 29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
26 to 35
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
69
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
7.8 to 13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.2
95.2 to 97.6
Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.6
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.050
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.3 to 91.9
0.45 to 0.65
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0.3 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
1.6 to 2.4
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.050
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0.050 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15