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5657 Aluminum vs. 5059 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 5059 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% 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 5059 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
11 to 25
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
170 to 240
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
220 to 250
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
350 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
170 to 300

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
210
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
510
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
29
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
95

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
9.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
42 to 75
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
220 to 650
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
36 to 42
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
41 to 45
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
44
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
16 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
89.9 to 94
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.25
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 0.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
5.0 to 6.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.6 to 1.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.45
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0.4 to 0.9
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0.050 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15