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EN-MC32110 Magnesium vs. EN AC-71100 Aluminum

EN-MC32110 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while EN AC-71100 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, 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-71100 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 60
110
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 49
72
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
1.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
150
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 19
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140
230

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
490
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 99
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
580
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 500
520
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 950
860
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
32
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
97

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 13
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.1
2.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 22
7.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 920
1010

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.3
2.8
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 210
360
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 58
47
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 29
25
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
31
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.2
78.7 to 83.3
Copper (Cu), % 2.4 to 3.0
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 89.3 to 91.9
0.2 to 0.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0.25 to 0.75
0 to 0.15
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.2
7.5 to 9.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 5.5 to 6.5
9.0 to 10.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15