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5657 Aluminum vs. 204.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 204.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 95% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 204.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
90 to 120
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
71
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
5.7 to 7.8
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
63 to 77
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
230 to 340
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
180 to 220

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
29 to 34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
87 to 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
8.0
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
12 to 23
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
220 to 350
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
21 to 31
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
28 to 36
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
46
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
12 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
93.4 to 95.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
4.2 to 5.0
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.15 to 0.35
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.2
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.050
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0.15 to 0.3
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