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EN-MC65120 Magnesium vs. 713.0 Aluminum

EN-MC65120 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 713.0 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 713.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 55
74 to 75
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
71
Elongation at Break, % 3.1
3.9 to 4.3
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
63 to 120
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
27
Shear Strength, MPa 92
180
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
240 to 260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
370
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 590
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
860
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 100
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
35
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
100

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
9.5
Density, g/cm3 1.9
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 25
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 190
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 930
1110

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.4
8.7 to 9.9
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140
210 to 220
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 62
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 23
22 to 23
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 34
28 to 29
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 56
57
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.8
10 to 11

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
87.6 to 92.4
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.35
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
0.4 to 1.0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 1.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 91.8 to 95.1
0.2 to 0.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.6
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.25
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.5 to 4.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 2.0 to 3.0
7.0 to 8.0
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.25