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5657 Aluminum vs. 6105 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 6105 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 6105 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
9.0 to 16
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
95 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
120 to 170
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
190 to 280
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
120 to 270

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
600
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
180 to 190
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
46 to 50
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
150 to 170

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
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
25 to 27
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
100 to 550
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
20 to 29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
28 to 35
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
72 to 79
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
8.6 to 12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
97.2 to 99
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
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 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.45 to 0.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0.6 to 1.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15