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5657 Aluminum vs. 5051A Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 5051A aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 98% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 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 5051A aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
18 to 21
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
51 to 61
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
110
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
170
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
56

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
39
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
8.5
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
24 to 27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
23
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
17 to 18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
63
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
7.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
96.1 to 98.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.3
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.050
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.45
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
1.4 to 2.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.25
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.3
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
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