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240.0 Aluminum vs. 5657 Aluminum

Both 240.0 aluminum and 5657 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 85% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 240.0 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5657 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 72
68
Elongation at Break, % 1.0
6.6 to 15
Fatigue Strength, MPa 140
74 to 88
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 240
150 to 200
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
140 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 380
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 860
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 96
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 23
54
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 65
180

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 12
9.5
Density, g/cm3 3.2
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.7
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1100
1200

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.2
9.7 to 27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 280
140 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 43
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
15 to 20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 26
23 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 35
84
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 11
6.7 to 8.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 81.7 to 86.9
98.5 to 99.4
Copper (Cu), % 7.0 to 9.0
0 to 0.1
Gallium (Ga), % 0
0 to 0.030
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 5.5 to 6.5
0.6 to 1.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.3 to 0.7
0 to 0.030
Nickel (Ni), % 0.3 to 0.7
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.080
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0
Vanadium (V), % 0
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.050
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.050