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EN-MC65120 Magnesium vs. 535.0 Aluminum

EN-MC65120 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 535.0 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 31 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 535.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 55
70
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
67
Elongation at Break, % 3.1
10
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
70
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
25
Shear Strength, MPa 92
190
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
270
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
140

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 590
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 100
100
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
23
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
79

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
9.5
Density, g/cm3 1.9
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 25
9.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 190
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 930
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.4
24
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140
150
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 62
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 23
28
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 34
35
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 56
42
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.8
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
91.5 to 93.6
Beryllium (Be), % 0
0.0030 to 0.0070
Boron (B), % 0
0 to 0.0050
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.050
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15
Magnesium (Mg), % 91.8 to 95.1
6.2 to 7.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0.1 to 0.25
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0.1 to 0.25
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.5 to 4.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.15