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Grade 24 Titanium vs. EN AC-46600 Aluminum

Grade 24 titanium belongs to the titanium alloys classification, while EN AC-46600 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is grade 24 titanium and the bottom bar is EN AC-46600 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 110
72
Elongation at Break, % 11
1.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 550
75
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 40
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 1010
180
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 940
110

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 410
490
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 340
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1610
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1560
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 560
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 7.1
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 9.6
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 1.0
29
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 2.0
94

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 4.5
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 43
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 710
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 310
1080

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 110
1.7
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 4160
81
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 35
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 63
18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 50
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 2.9
51
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 72
8.1

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.5 to 6.8
85.6 to 92.4
Carbon (C), % 0 to 0.080
0
Copper (Cu), % 0
1.5 to 2.5
Hydrogen (H), % 0 to 0.015
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.4
0 to 0.8
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.25
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0 to 0.35
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0.15 to 0.65
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.35
Nitrogen (N), % 0 to 0.050
0
Oxygen (O), % 0 to 0.2
0
Palladium (Pd), % 0.040 to 0.080
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
6.0 to 8.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.15
Titanium (Ti), % 87.5 to 91
0 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 3.5 to 4.5
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0
0 to 1.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.4
0 to 0.15