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5657 Aluminum vs. 240.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 240.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 85% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 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 240.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
72
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
140
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
240
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
200

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
380
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
520
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
860
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
96
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
23
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
65

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
12
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.2
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1100

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
2.2
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
280
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
12
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
43
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
26
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
35
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
11

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
81.7 to 86.9
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
7.0 to 9.0
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
5.5 to 6.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.3 to 0.7
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0.3 to 0.7
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
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