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5657 Aluminum vs. 520.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 520.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 90% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 31 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 520.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
75
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
66
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
14
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
55
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
230
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
330
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
480
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
87
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
25

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
21
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
72

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
9.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1170

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
39
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
230
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
35
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
41
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
37
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
87.9 to 90.5
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 0.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
9.5 to 10.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.25
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15