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5657 Aluminum vs. 5457 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 5457 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Their average alloy composition is basically identical.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5457 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
32 to 55
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
6.0 to 22
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
55 to 98
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
85 to 130
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
130 to 210
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
50 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
630
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
180
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
46
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
150

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
8.4
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
18 to 250
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
13 to 21
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
21 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
72
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
5.7 to 9.0

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
97.8 to 99.05
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 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.8 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.15 to 0.45
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