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5657 Aluminum vs. 5005 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 5005 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Their average alloy composition is basically identical. 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 5005 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
28 to 64
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.1 to 23
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
38 to 86
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
70 to 130
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
110 to 230
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
41 to 210

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
630
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
200
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
52
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
170

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
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
2.3 to 22
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
12 to 320
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
11 to 23
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
19 to 31
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
82
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
4.9 to 10

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
97 to 99.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
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
0.5 to 1.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.3
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants