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5657 Aluminum vs. 6014 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 6014 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 99% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 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 6014 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
9.1 to 17
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
43 to 79
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
96 to 150
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
160 to 260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
80 to 200

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
620
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
200
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
53
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
180

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
8.6
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
22
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
46 to 300
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
16 to 26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
24 to 33
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
83
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
7.0 to 11

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
97.1 to 99.2
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.2
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 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.4 to 0.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.050 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0.3 to 0.6
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0.050 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15