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5657 Aluminum vs. 356.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 356.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 92% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 31 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 356.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
55 to 75
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
2.0 to 3.8
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
55 to 75
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
140 to 190
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
160 to 240
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
100 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
500
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
150 to 170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
40 to 43
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
140 to 150

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1110

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
3.2 to 8.2
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
70 to 250
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
17 to 26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
25 to 33
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
64 to 71
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
7.6 to 11

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
90.1 to 93.3
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.6
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.2 to 0.45
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.35
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
6.5 to 7.5
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