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356.0 Aluminum vs. 5657 Aluminum

Both 356.0 aluminum and 5657 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 92% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 31 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 356.0 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5657 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 55 to 75
40 to 50
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
68
Elongation at Break, % 2.0 to 3.8
6.6 to 15
Fatigue Strength, MPa 55 to 75
74 to 88
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
26
Shear Strength, MPa 140 to 190
92 to 110
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160 to 240
150 to 200
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 100 to 190
140 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 500
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 620
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 570
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 150 to 170
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 40 to 43
54
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140 to 150
180

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.6
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.0
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1110
1200

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 3.2 to 8.2
9.7 to 27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 70 to 250
140 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 53
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 17 to 26
15 to 20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25 to 33
23 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 64 to 71
84
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.6 to 11
6.7 to 8.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 90.1 to 93.3
98.5 to 99.4
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Gallium (Ga), % 0
0 to 0.030
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.6
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.2 to 0.45
0.6 to 1.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.030
Silicon (Si), % 6.5 to 7.5
0 to 0.080
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.25
0
Vanadium (V), % 0
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.050
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.050