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5657 Aluminum vs. 5383 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 5383 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 95% 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 5383 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
85 to 110
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
6.7 to 15
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
130 to 200
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
190 to 220
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
310 to 370
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
150 to 310

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
200
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
540
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
29
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
97

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
9.0
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
23 to 40
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
170 to 690
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
32 to 38
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
38 to 42
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
51
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
14 to 16

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
92 to 95.3
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.25
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 0.25
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
4.0 to 5.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.7 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.25
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.15
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.4
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15