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EN-MC65120 Magnesium vs. 213.0 Aluminum

EN-MC65120 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 213.0 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-MC65120 magnesium and the bottom bar is 213.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 55
85
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
73
Elongation at Break, % 3.1
1.5
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
93
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
28
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
190
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
130

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 590
670
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
480
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
850
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 100
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
94

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
11
Density, g/cm3 1.9
3.2
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 25
7.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 190
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 930
1090

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.4
2.5
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140
120
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 62
44
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 23
16
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 34
23
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 56
49
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.8
8.0

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
83.5 to 93
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
6.0 to 8.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 1.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 91.8 to 95.1
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.6
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 0.35
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
1.0 to 3.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.5 to 4.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 2.0 to 3.0
0 to 2.5
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.5