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5059 Aluminum vs. 5657 Aluminum

Both 5059 aluminum and 5657 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 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 5059 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5657 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 69
68
Elongation at Break, % 11 to 25
6.6 to 15
Fatigue Strength, MPa 170 to 240
74 to 88
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 220 to 250
92 to 110
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 350 to 410
150 to 200
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 170 to 300
140 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 210
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 510
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 29
54
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 95
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 9.1
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
1200

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 42 to 75
9.7 to 27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 220 to 650
140 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 36 to 42
15 to 20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 41 to 45
23 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 44
84
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 16 to 18
6.7 to 8.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 89.9 to 94
98.5 to 99.4
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.25
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Gallium (Ga), % 0
0 to 0.030
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 5.0 to 6.0
0.6 to 1.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.6 to 1.2
0 to 0.030
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.45
0 to 0.080
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0
Vanadium (V), % 0
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 0.4 to 0.9
0 to 0.050
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.050 to 0.25
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.050