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EN-MC65120 Magnesium vs. 852.0 Aluminum

EN-MC65120 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 852.0 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 852.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 55
64
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
70
Elongation at Break, % 3.1
3.4
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
73
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92
130
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
200
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
150

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
370
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 590
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
210
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
840
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 100
180
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
45
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
130

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
15
Density, g/cm3 1.9
3.2
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 25
8.5
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 190
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 930
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.4
6.2
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140
160
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
12
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 62
43
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 23
17
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 34
24
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 56
65
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.8
8.7

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
86.6 to 91.3
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
1.7 to 2.3
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 91.8 to 95.1
0.6 to 0.9
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0.9 to 1.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.4
Tin (Sn), % 0
5.5 to 7.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
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 0.3