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EN-MC32110 Magnesium vs. EN AC-51500 Aluminum

EN-MC32110 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while EN AC-51500 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-51500 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 60
80
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 49
68
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
5.6
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
120
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
280
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140
160

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
430
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 99
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 500
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
26
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
88

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 13
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.1
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
9.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.3
13
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 210
190
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
36
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
49
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.2
89.8 to 93.1
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
4.7 to 6.0
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
1.8 to 2.6
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
0 to 0.070
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15