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5657 Aluminum vs. 2011A Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 2011A aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% 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 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 2011A aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
6.8 to 16
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
75 to 100
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
190 to 250
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
310 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
140 to 310

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
96

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
11
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
7.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
20 to 40
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
140 to 670
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
44
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
28 to 37
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
33 to 40
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
49
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
14 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
91.5 to 95.1
Bismuth (Bi), % 0
0.2 to 0.6
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
4.5 to 6.0
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.5
Lead (Pb), % 0
0.2 to 0.6
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.4
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15