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EN-MC35110 Magnesium vs. 1100A Aluminum

EN-MC35110 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 1100A 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-MC35110 magnesium and the bottom bar is 1100A aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
69
Elongation at Break, % 3.1
4.5 to 34
Fatigue Strength, MPa 110
35 to 74
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 18
26
Shear Strength, MPa 130
59 to 99
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 230
89 to 170
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 150
29 to 150

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 140
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
230
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 27
60
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
200

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 18
9.5
Density, g/cm3 1.9
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 24
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 170
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 940
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.3
6.4 to 23
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 260
5.9 to 150
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 63
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 34
9.1 to 17
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 44
16 to 25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 61
93
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 14
4.0 to 7.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
99 to 100
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
0.050 to 0.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 1.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 92 to 95.4
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.050
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 1.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 0.75 to 1.8
0
Zinc (Zn), % 3.5 to 5.0
0 to 0.1
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15