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5657 Aluminum vs. 515.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 515.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 96% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 23 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (8, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 515.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
10
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
190
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
280

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
470
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
620
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1120

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
36
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
93.6 to 96.6
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 1.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
2.5 to 4.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.4 to 0.6
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0.5 to 10
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