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EN-MC65120 Magnesium vs. A360.0 Aluminum

EN-MC65120 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while A360.0 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 A360.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 55
75
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
72
Elongation at Break, % 3.1
1.6 to 5.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
82 to 150
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
27
Shear Strength, MPa 92
180
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
180 to 320
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
170 to 260

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
530
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 590
680
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 100
110
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
9.5
Density, g/cm3 1.9
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 25
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 190
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 930
1070

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.4
4.6 to 13
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140
190 to 470
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 62
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 23
19 to 34
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 34
27 to 39
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 56
48
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.8
8.5 to 15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
85.8 to 90.6
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.6
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 1.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 91.8 to 95.1
0.4 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.35
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
9.0 to 10
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 0.5
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.25