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EN-MC65120 Magnesium vs. 224.0 Aluminum

EN-MC65120 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 224.0 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 29 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 224.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
71
Elongation at Break, % 3.1
4.0 to 10
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
86 to 120
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
380 to 420
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
280 to 330

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
220
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 590
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 100
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
32
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
95

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
11
Density, g/cm3 1.9
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 25
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 190
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 930
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.4
16 to 35
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140
540 to 770
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 62
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 23
35 to 38
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 34
38 to 41
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 56
47
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.8
17 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
93 to 95.2
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
4.5 to 5.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 91.8 to 95.1
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0.2 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.060
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.35
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.5 to 4.0
0
Vanadium (V), % 0
0.050 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0.1 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.1