MakeItFrom.com
Menu (ESC)

EN-MC32110 Magnesium vs. EN AC-43500 Aluminum

EN-MC32110 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while EN AC-43500 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-43500 aluminum.

Metric UnitsUS Customary Units

Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 60
68 to 91
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 49
72
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
4.5 to 13
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
62 to 100
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
220 to 300
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140
140 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
550
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 99
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 500
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
140
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
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
1070

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.3
12 to 26
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 210
130 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
16
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
54
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
24 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
32 to 39
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
60
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
10 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.2
86.4 to 90.5
Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
0 to 0.050
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.25
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.3 to 91.9
0.1 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0.4 to 0.8
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
9.0 to 11.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
0 to 0.070
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15