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EN-MC32110 Magnesium vs. EN AC-48000 Aluminum

EN-MC32110 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while EN AC-48000 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-48000 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 60
100 to 110
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 49
73
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
1.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
85 to 86
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
28
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
220 to 310
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140
210 to 270

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
570
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 99
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 500
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 13
10
Density, g/cm3 2.1
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
7.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
1030

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.3
2.2 to 3.0
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 210
300 to 510
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
23 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
31 to 39
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
54
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
10 to 15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.2
80.4 to 87.2
Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
0.8 to 1.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.3 to 91.9
0.8 to 1.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0 to 0.35
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
0.7 to 1.3
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
10.5 to 13.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
0 to 0.35
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15