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EQ21A Magnesium vs. 6070 Aluminum

EQ21A magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while 6070 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is EQ21A magnesium and the bottom bar is 6070 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
70
Elongation at Break, % 2.4
5.6 to 8.6
Fatigue Strength, MPa 110
95 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
26
Shear Strength, MPa 150
220 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 250
370 to 380
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 190
350

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 980
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 27
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
41
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 80
9.5
Density, g/cm3 1.9
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 210
150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 5.6
20 to 32
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 410
880 to 900
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 63
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 37
38
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
42 to 43
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 62
65
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
16 to 17

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
94.6 to 98
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0.050 to 0.1
0.15 to 0.4
Iron (Fe), % 0
0 to 0.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 93.9 to 96.8
0.5 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0.4 to 1.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
1.0 to 1.7
Silver (Ag), % 1.3 to 1.7
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.15
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 1.5 to 3.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.15