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5657 Aluminum vs. 4015 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 4015 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 97% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 4015 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
35 to 70
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.1 to 23
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
46 to 71
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
82 to 120
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
130 to 220
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
50 to 200

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
420
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
600
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
41
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
130

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
8.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
2.4 to 24
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
18 to 290
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
13 to 22
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
21 to 30
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
66
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
5.7 to 9.7

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
94.9 to 97.9
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.1 to 0.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.6 to 1.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
1.4 to 2.2
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15