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5657 Aluminum vs. 1100A Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 1100A 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 1100A aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
4.5 to 34
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
35 to 74
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
59 to 99
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
89 to 170
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
29 to 150

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
60
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
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
6.4 to 23
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
5.9 to 150
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
9.1 to 17
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
16 to 25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
93
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
4.0 to 7.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
99 to 100
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0.050 to 0.2
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 1.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 1.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants