# AZ81A-F Magnesium

AZ81A-F magnesium is AZ81A magnesium in the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare AZ81A-F magnesium to other magnesium alloys (top) and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

## Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness

55

Compressive (Crushing) Strength

310 *MPa* 45 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

46 *GPa* 6.6 *x 10 ^{6} psi*

Elongation at Break

3.0 *%*

Fatigue Strength

80 *MPa* 12 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Poisson's Ratio

0.29

Shear Modulus

18 *GPa* 2.6 *x 10 ^{6} psi*

Shear Strength

91 *MPa* 13 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

160 *MPa* 23 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

84 *MPa* 12 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

## Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

350 *J/g*

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

130 *°C* 260 *°F*

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

600 *°C* 1120 *°F*

Melting Onset (Solidus)

500 *°C* 940 *°F*

Solidification (Pattern Maker's) Shrinkage

1.3 *%*

Specific Heat Capacity

990 *J/kg-K* 0.24 *BTU/lb-°F*

Thermal Conductivity

84 *W/m-K* 49 *BTU/h-ft-°F*

Thermal Expansion

27 *µm/m-K*

## Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

12 *% IACS*

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

65 *% IACS*

## Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

12 *% relative*

Density

1.7 *g/cm ^{3}* 110

*lb/ft*

^{3}Embodied Carbon

23 *kg CO _{2}/kg material*

Embodied Energy

160 *MJ/kg* 67 *x 10 ^{3} BTU/lb*

Embodied Water

990 *L/kg* 120 *gal/lb*

## Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

4.0 *MJ/m ^{3}*

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

77 *kJ/m ^{3}*

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

15 *points*

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

70 *points*

Strength to Weight: Axial

26 *points*

Strength to Weight: Bending

38 *points*

Thermal Diffusivity

50 *mm ^{2}/s*

Thermal Shock Resistance

9.1 *points*

## Alloy Composition

Mg | 89.8 to 92.5 | |

Al | 7.0 to 8.1 | |

Zn | 0.4 to 1.0 | |

Mn | 0.13 to 0.35 | |

Si | 0 to 0.3 | |

Cu | 0 to 0.1 | |

Ni | 0 to 0.010 | |

res. | 0 to 0.3 |

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

## Followup Questions

## Further Reading

Welding and Joining of Magnesium Alloys, Liming Liu (editor), 2010

ASTM B80: Standard Specification for Magnesium-Alloy Sand Castings

Essential Readings in Magnesium Technology, Suveen N. Mathaudhu et al. (editors), 2014

Advanced Materials in Automotive Engineering, Jason Rowe (editor), 2012

Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials, ASM Handbook vol. 2, ASM International, 1993