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EN-MC65120 Magnesium vs. 204.0 Aluminum

EN-MC65120 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 204.0 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 30 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is EN-MC65120 magnesium and the bottom bar is 204.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 55
90 to 120
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
71
Elongation at Break, % 3.1
5.7 to 7.8
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
63 to 77
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
230 to 340
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
180 to 220

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 590
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 100
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
29 to 34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
87 to 100

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
11
Density, g/cm3 1.9
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 25
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 190
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 930
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.4
12 to 23
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140
220 to 350
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 62
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 23
21 to 31
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 34
28 to 36
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 56
46
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.8
12 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
93.4 to 95.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
4.2 to 5.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 91.8 to 95.1
0.15 to 0.35
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.2
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.050
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0.15 to 0.3
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.5 to 4.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 2.0 to 3.0
0 to 0.1
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15