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5657 Aluminum vs. 5252 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 5252 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 98% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5252 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
68 to 75
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
4.5 to 11
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
100 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
140 to 160
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
230 to 290
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
170 to 240

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
120

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
8.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
12 to 23
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
210 to 430
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
23 to 30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
31 to 36
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
57
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
10 to 13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
96.6 to 97.8
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
2.2 to 2.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.080
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.050
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.050
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.1

Comparable Variants