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EN-MC32110 Magnesium vs. EN AC-48100 Aluminum

EN-MC32110 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while EN AC-48100 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-48100 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 60
100 to 140
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 49
76
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
1.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
120 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
29
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
240 to 330
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140
190 to 300

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
640
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 99
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
580
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 500
470
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
27
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
87

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 13
11
Density, g/cm3 2.1
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
7.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
130
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
940

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.3
2.3 to 3.6
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 210
250 to 580
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
24 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
31 to 38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
55
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
11 to 16

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.2
72.1 to 79.8
Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
4.0 to 5.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 1.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.3 to 91.9
0.25 to 0.65
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.3
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
16 to 18
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.15
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
0 to 1.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.25