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5657 Aluminum vs. 2017A Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 2017A aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 94% 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 2017A aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
71
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
2.2 to 14
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
92 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
120 to 270
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
200 to 460
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
110 to 290

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
220
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
510
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
100

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
11
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1140

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
6.7 to 53
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
90 to 570
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
19 to 42
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
26 to 44
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
56
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
8.9 to 20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
91.3 to 95.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
3.5 to 4.5
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.4 to 1.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.4 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0.2 to 0.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.25
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15