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5657 Aluminum vs. 6110 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 6110 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 6110 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
2.2
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
120
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
290
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
500
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
500

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
600
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
42
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1170

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
11
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
1770
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
51
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
51
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
67
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
22

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
94.4 to 98.4
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.040 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0.2 to 0.7
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.8
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.5 to 1.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.2 to 0.7
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0.7 to 1.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.15
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15