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5657 Aluminum vs. 1200 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 1200 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Their average alloy composition is basically identical.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 1200 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
23 to 48
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.1 to 28
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
25 to 69
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
54 to 100
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
85 to 180
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
28 to 160

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
650
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
58
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
190

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.0
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
2.0 to 19
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
5.7 to 180
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
8.7 to 19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
16 to 26
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
92
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
3.8 to 8.1

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
99 to 100
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.050
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
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 0.050
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