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1085 Aluminum vs. 5657 Aluminum

Both 1085 aluminum and 5657 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Their average alloy composition is basically identical. There are 30 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 1085 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5657 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 4.5 to 39
6.6 to 15
Fatigue Strength, MPa 22 to 49
74 to 88
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 48 to 79
92 to 110
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 73 to 140
150 to 200
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 17 to 120
140 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 230
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 61
54
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 200
180

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.3
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1200

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.8 to 21
9.7 to 27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 2.1 to 110
140 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 7.5 to 14
15 to 20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 14 to 22
23 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 94
84
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 3.3 to 6.1
6.7 to 8.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 99.85 to 100
98.5 to 99.4
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.1
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.030
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.12
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 0 to 0.020
0.6 to 1.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.020
0 to 0.030
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.080
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.020
0
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.050
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.050

Comparable Variants