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512.0 Aluminum vs. 5657 Aluminum

Both 512.0 aluminum and 5657 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 94% of their average alloy composition in common. 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 512.0 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5657 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 50
40 to 50
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 69
68
Elongation at Break, % 2.0
6.6 to 15
Fatigue Strength, MPa 58
74 to 88
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 130
150 to 200
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 83
140 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 420
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 630
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 590
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 150
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 38
54
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
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 8.8
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
1200

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3
9.7 to 27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 50
140 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 14
15 to 20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 22
23 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 60
84
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.1
6.7 to 8.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 90.6 to 95.1
98.5 to 99.4
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.25
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.1
Gallium (Ga), % 0
0 to 0.030
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.6
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 3.5 to 4.5
0.6 to 1.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 0.030
Silicon (Si), % 1.4 to 2.2
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