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EN-MC65210 Magnesium vs. 1070 Aluminum

EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 1070 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is EN-MC65210 magnesium and the bottom bar is 1070 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
68
Elongation at Break, % 2.8
4.5 to 39
Fatigue Strength, MPa 110
22 to 49
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
26
Shear Strength, MPa 150
48 to 79
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
73 to 140
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
17 to 120

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 610
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
230
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
61
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
200

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.0
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 220
160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.9
4.8 to 21
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 450
2.1 to 110
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 59
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
7.5 to 14
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
14 to 22
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
94
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
3.3 to 6.1

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
99.7 to 100
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.040
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.25
Magnesium (Mg), % 92.6 to 95.6
0 to 0.030
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.030
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.2
Silver (Ag), % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.030
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Vanadium (V), % 0
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.040
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.030