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5657 Aluminum vs. 2195 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 2195 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 (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 2195 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
9.3
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
190
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
350
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
590
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
560

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
210
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
130
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
31
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1470

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
54
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
2290
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
55
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
53
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
49
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
26

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
91.9 to 94.9
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
3.7 to 4.3
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Lithium (Li), % 0
0.8 to 1.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.25 to 0.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.25
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.12
Silver (Ag), % 0
0.25 to 0.6
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.25
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0.080 to 0.16
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15