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5657 Aluminum vs. 512.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 512.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 94% 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 512.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
50
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
2.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
58
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
130
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
83

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
420
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
590
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
38
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
8.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
2.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
50
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
14
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
22
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
60
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
6.1

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
90.6 to 95.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.35
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.6
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
3.5 to 4.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.8
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
1.4 to 2.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.35
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15