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5657 Aluminum vs. 324.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 324.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 91% 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 324.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
71
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
3.0 to 4.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
77 to 89
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
210 to 310
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
110 to 270

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
500
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
610
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
7.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1090

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
6.8 to 8.9
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
85 to 510
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
22 to 32
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
29 to 38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
62
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
9.7 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
87.3 to 92.2
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0.4 to 0.6
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 1.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.4 to 0.7
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.3
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
7.0 to 8.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 1.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.2