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5657 Aluminum vs. 3203 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 3203 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 98% 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 3203 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
4.5 to 29
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
46 to 92
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
72 to 120
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
110 to 200
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
39 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
620
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
43
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.0
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
8.0 to 25
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
11 to 250
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
11 to 20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
19 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
70
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
4.9 to 8.8

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
96.9 to 99
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.050
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
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
1.0 to 1.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.6
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

Comparable Variants