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EN-MC65120 Magnesium vs. 364.0 Aluminum

EN-MC65120 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 364.0 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 364.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
72
Elongation at Break, % 3.1
7.5
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
120
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
27
Shear Strength, MPa 92
200
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
300
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
160

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
520
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 590
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 100
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
30
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
100

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
11
Density, g/cm3 1.9
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 25
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 190
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 930
1080

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.4
19
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140
180
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 62
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 23
31
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 34
38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 56
51
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.8
14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
87.2 to 92
Beryllium (Be), % 0
0.020 to 0.040
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.25 to 0.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 1.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 91.8 to 95.1
0.2 to 0.4
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
7.5 to 9.5
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.15
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.5 to 4.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 2.0 to 3.0
0 to 0.15
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15