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5657 Aluminum vs. 6065 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 6065 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 97% 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 6065 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

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
96 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
190 to 230
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
310 to 400
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
270 to 380

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
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
43
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
11
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1200

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
17 to 34
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
540 to 1040
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
49
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
31 to 40
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
36 to 43
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
67
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
14 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
94.4 to 98.2
Bismuth (Bi), % 0
0.5 to 1.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.15
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0.15 to 0.4
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.7
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.050
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.8 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0.4 to 0.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.25
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0 to 0.15
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15