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5657 Aluminum vs. 5052 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 5052 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 98% of their average alloy composition in common. 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 5052 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
46 to 83
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.1 to 22
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
66 to 140
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
120 to 180
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
190 to 320
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
75 to 280

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
35
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
120

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
8.6
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
1.7 to 69
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
41 to 590
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
19 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
27 to 38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
57
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
8.3 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
95.8 to 97.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.15 to 0.35
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.4
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
2.2 to 2.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants