# EN-MC21120-T6 Magnesium

EN-MC21120-T6 is EN-MC21120 magnesium in the T6 temper. To achieve this temper, the metal is solution heat-treated and artificially aged until it meets standard mechanical property requirements. It has the lowest ductility compared to the other variants of EN-MC21120 magnesium.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare EN-MC21120-T6 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

75

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

46 *GPa* 6.7 *x 10 ^{6} psi*

Elongation at Break

2.2 *%*

Fatigue Strength

96 *MPa* 14 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Poisson's Ratio

0.29

Shear Modulus

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

Shear Strength

150 *MPa* 22 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

270 *MPa* 39 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

170 *MPa* 25 *x 10 ^{3} psi*

## Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

350 *J/g*

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

130 *°C* 270 *°F*

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

600 *°C* 1120 *°F*

Melting Onset (Solidus)

490 *°C* 910 *°F*

Specific Heat Capacity

990 *J/kg-K* 0.24 *BTU/lb-°F*

Thermal Conductivity

76 *W/m-K* 44 *BTU/h-ft-°F*

Thermal Expansion

26 *µm/m-K*

## Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

11 *% IACS*

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

59 *% IACS*

## Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

12 *% relative*

Density

1.7 *g/cm ^{3}* 110

*lb/ft*

^{3}Embodied Carbon

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

Embodied Energy

160 *MJ/kg* 68 *x 10 ^{3} BTU/lb*

Embodied Water

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

## Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

5.3 *MJ/m ^{3}*

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

320 *kJ/m ^{3}*

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

15 *points*

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

69 *points*

Strength to Weight: Axial

43 *points*

Strength to Weight: Bending

53 *points*

Thermal Diffusivity

44 *mm ^{2}/s*

Thermal Shock Resistance

16 *points*

## Alloy Composition

Mg | 88.6 to 91.3 | |

Al | 8.3 to 9.7 | |

Zn | 0.35 to 1.0 | |

Mn | 0.1 to 0.5 | |

Si | 0 to 0.2 | |

Cu | 0 to 0.030 | |

Fe | 0 to 0.0050 | |

Ni | 0 to 0.0020 | |

res. | 0 to 0.010 |

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

## Followup Questions

## Further Reading

ISO 16220: Magnesium and magnesium alloys - Magnesium alloy ingots and castings

EN 1753: Magnesium and magnesium alloys. Magnesium alloy ingots and castings