Magnesium ZE41A-T5 Alloy (UNS M16410)

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Thermal Properties
Applications

Introduction

Magnesium is a silvery-white metal that is used as an alloy element for lead, aluminum, zinc, and other non-ferrous alloys. Magnesium alloys have high impact resistance, low inertia, and good damping capacity. They are designated using the ASTM and SAE system in which the first part indicates the two main alloying elements in the alloy and the second part represents their percentages.

The following datasheet gives an overview of magnesium ZE41A-T5 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of magnesium ZE41A-T5 alloy.

Element Content (%)
Magnesium, Mg 94
Zinc, Zn 3.5 - 5
Cerium, Ce 0.75 - 1.75
Zircon ium, Zr 0.40 - 1
Manganese, Mn ≤ 0.15
Copper, Cu ≤ 0.10
Nickel, Ni ≤ 0.010

Physical Properties

The physical properties of magnesium ZE41A-T5 alloy are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 1.84 g/cm³ 0.0665 lb/in³
Melting point 525 - 645°C 977 - 1190°F

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of magnesium ZE41A-T5 alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 205 MPa 29700 psi
Yield strength (@strain 0.200 %) 140 MPa 20300 psi
Elastic modulus 45.0 GPa 6530 ksi
Shear modulus 17.0 GPa 2470 ksi
Poisson's ratio 0.35 0.35
Elongation at break 3.50% 3.50%
Hardness, Brinell 62 62
Hardness, Knoop 83 83
Hardness, Rockwell E 72 72
Hardness, Vickers 70 70
Machinability 100 100

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of magnesium ZE41A-T5 alloy are highlighted in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Thermal expansion co-efficient (@0.000-100°C/ 32-212°F) 26 µm/m°C 14.4 µin/in°F
Thermal conductivity 112.97 W/mK 784 BTU in/hr.ft².°F

Applications

Magnesium ZE41A-T5 alloy is used in pressure tight applications.

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