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5657 Aluminum vs. 355.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 355.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 31 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 355.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
72 to 83
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
71
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.5 to 2.6
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
55 to 70
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
150 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
200 to 260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
150 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
470
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
150 to 170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

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

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
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1120

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
2.7 to 5.9
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
150 to 250
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
20 to 27
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
28 to 33
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
60 to 69
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
9.1 to 12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
90.3 to 94.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
1.0 to 1.5
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.6
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.4 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
4.5 to 5.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.35
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15