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5657 Aluminum vs. 5010 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 5010 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Their average alloy composition is basically identical.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5010 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
27 to 62
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.1 to 23
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
35 to 83
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
64 to 120
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
100 to 210
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
38 to 190

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
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
45
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
150

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
8.2
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 20
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
10 to 270
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
10 to 22
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
18 to 29
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
82
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
4.5 to 9.4

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
97.1 to 99.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.15
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 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.2 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.1 to 0.3
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.4
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants