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5657 Aluminum vs. 1085 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 1085 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Their average alloy composition is basically identical. 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 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 1085 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
4.5 to 39
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
22 to 49
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
48 to 79
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
73 to 140
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
17 to 120

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
230
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
61
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
200

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1200

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
4.8 to 21
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
2.1 to 110
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
7.5 to 14
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
14 to 22
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
94
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
3.3 to 6.1

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
99.85 to 100
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.030
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.030
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.12
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0 to 0.020
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.020
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.1
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.020
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.030
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.010

Comparable Variants