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EN-MC32110 Magnesium vs. EN AC-46300 Aluminum

EN-MC32110 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while EN AC-46300 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-46300 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 60
91
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 49
73
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
1.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
79
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
200
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140
110

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
490
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 99
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 500
530
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
27
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
84

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 13
10
Density, g/cm3 2.1
2.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
7.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
1060

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.3
1.9
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 210
89
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
49
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
27
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
47
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
9.1

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.2
84 to 90
Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
3.0 to 4.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.8
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.15
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.3 to 91.9
0.3 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0.2 to 0.65
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.3
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
6.5 to 8.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.1
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
0 to 0.65
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.55