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5657 Aluminum vs. 5082 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 5082 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 96% 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 5082 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
67
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
110 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
210 to 230
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
380 to 400
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
300 to 340

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
560
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
32
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
110

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
8.9
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
4.0 to 4.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
670 to 870
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
39 to 41
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
43 to 45
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
54
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
17 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
93.5 to 96
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.15
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
4.0 to 5.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants