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5657 Aluminum vs. 5056 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 5056 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 95% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5056 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
67
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
4.9 to 31
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
140 to 200
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
170 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
290 to 460
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
150 to 410

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
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
29
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
99

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
9.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
12 to 140
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
170 to 1220
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
30 to 48
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
36 to 50
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
53
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
13 to 20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
93 to 95.4
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.050 to 0.2
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
4.5 to 5.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.050 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 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants