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ISO-WD43150 (MgMn2) Magnesium

ISO-WD43150 magnesium is a magnesium alloy. Cited properties are appropriate for the as-fabricated (no temper or treatment) condition. It has a very high thermal conductivity among magnesium alloys. In addition, it has a very high electrical conductivity and a very high melting temperature.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare ISO-WD43150 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

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

45 GPa 6.6 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

2.8 %

Fatigue Strength

100 MPa 14 x 103 psi

Poisson's Ratio

0.29

Shear Modulus

18 GPa 2.6 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

140 MPa 20 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

250 MPa 36 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

150 MPa 22 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

350 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

95 °C 200 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

610 °C 1130 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

590 °C 1090 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

990 J/kg-K 0.24 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

140 W/m-K 78 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

27 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

31 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

170 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

12 % relative

Density

1.7 g/cm3 100 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

24 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

160 MJ/kg 67 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

970 L/kg 120 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

6.1 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

250 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

15 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

71 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

41 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

52 points

Thermal Diffusivity

81 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

14 points

Alloy Composition

Magnesium (Mg) 97.5 to 98.8
Manganese (Mn) 1.2 to 2.0
Silicon (Si) 0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu) 0 to 0.050
Nickel (Ni) 0 to 0.010
Residuals 0 to 0.3

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

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

ISO 3116: Magnesium and magnesium alloys - Wrought magnesium alloys

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