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EN-MC32110 Magnesium vs. EN AC-42000 Aluminum

EN-MC32110 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while EN AC-42000 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-42000 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 60
59 to 91
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 49
70
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
1.1 to 2.4
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
67 to 76
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
170 to 270
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140
95 to 230

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
500
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 99
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
610
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 500
600
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
22

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
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
1110

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.3
2.8 to 5.7
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 210
64 to 370
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
18 to 28
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
26 to 35
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
66
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
7.9 to 12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.2
89.9 to 93.3
Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
0 to 0.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.55
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.15
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.3 to 91.9
0.2 to 0.65
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0 to 0.35
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
6.5 to 7.5
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.050
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
0 to 0.15
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15