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EN-MC65120 Magnesium vs. A535.0 Aluminum

EN-MC65120 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while A535.0 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is EN-MC65120 magnesium and the bottom bar is A535.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
67
Elongation at Break, % 3.1
9.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 80
95
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
25
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
250
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
120

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 590
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
550
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
9.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 190
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 930
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.4
19
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140
120
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 62
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 23
26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 34
33
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 56
42
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.8
11

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
91.4 to 93.4
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 91.8 to 95.1
6.5 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 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 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