Aluminium - Advantages and Properties of Aluminium

Material: Aluminium - Advantages and Properties of Aluminium
Composition: Al+alloying elements commonly Si Cu Mg occasionally Fe Ni Zn.
Property Minimum Value (S.I.) Maximum Value (S.I.) Units (S.I.) Minimum Value (Imp.) Maximum Value (Imp.) Units (Imp.)
Atomic Volume (average) 0.01 0.011 m3/kmol 610.237 671.261 in3/kmol
Density 2.57 2.95 Mg/m3 160.44 184.163 lb/ft3
Energy Content 235 335 MJ/kg 25459.6 36293.5 kcal/lb
Bulk Modulus 62 106 GPa 8.99233 15.374 106 psi
Compressive Strength 30 280 MPa 4.35113 40.6106 ksi
Ductility 0.01 0.4 0.01 0.4 NULL
Elastic Limit 30 280 MPa 4.35113 40.6106 ksi
Endurance Limit 20 105 MPa 2.90075 15.229 ksi
Fracture Toughness 18 35 MPa.m1/2 16.3808 31.8516 ksi.in1/2
Hardness 245 1250 MPa 35.5343 181.297 ksi
Loss Coefficient 0.0001 0.0025 0.0001 0.0025 NULL
Modulus of Rupture 30 280 MPa 4.35113 40.6106 ksi
Poisson's Ratio 0.32 0.36 0.32 0.36 NULL
Shear Modulus 25 34 GPa 3.62594 4.93128 106 psi
Tensile Strength 75 360 MPa 10.8778 52.2136 ksi
Young's Modulus 68 88.5 GPa 9.86256 12.8358 106 psi
Glass Temperature K °F
Latent Heat of Fusion 384 393 kJ/kg 165.089 168.959 BTU/lb
Maximum Service Temperature 400 450 K 260.33 350.33 °F
Melting Point 723 980 K 841.73 1304.33 °F
Minimum Service Temperature 0 K -459.67 °F
Specific Heat 944 982 J/kg.K 0.730522 0.759929 BTU/lb.F
Thermal Conductivity 80 220 W/m.K 149.763 411.847 BTU.ft/h.ft2.F
Thermal Expansion 16 24 10-6/K 28.8 43.2 10-6/°F
Breakdown Potential MV/m V/mil
Dielectric Constant NULL
Resistivity 4 8.7 10-8 ohm.m 4 8.7 10-8 ohm.m
Environmental Properties
  Resistance Factors
1=Poor 5=Excellent
Flammability 4
Fresh Water 5
Organic Solvents 5
Oxidation at 500C 1
Sea Water 4
Strong Acid 5
Strong Alkalis 2
UV 5
Wear 3
Weak Acid 5
Weak Alkalis 4