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518.0 Aluminum vs. 5657 Aluminum

Both 518.0 aluminum and 5657 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 91% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 518.0 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5657 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 80
40 to 50
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 67
68
Elongation at Break, % 5.0
6.6 to 15
Fatigue Strength, MPa 140
74 to 88
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Shear Strength, MPa 200
92 to 110
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 310
150 to 200
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 190
140 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 620
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 98
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 24
54
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 81
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 9.4
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
1200

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 14
9.7 to 27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 270
140 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 32
15 to 20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
23 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 40
84
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 14
6.7 to 8.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 88.1 to 92.5
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 1.8
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 7.5 to 8.5
0.6 to 1.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.030
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.15
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.35
0 to 0.080
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Vanadium (V), % 0
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.050
Residuals, % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.050