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5657 Aluminum vs. 6262 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 6262 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 6262 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
4.6 to 10
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
90 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
170 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
290 to 390
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
270 to 360

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
580
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
44
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
17 to 31
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
530 to 940
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
48
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
29 to 39
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
35 to 42
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
69
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
13 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
94.7 to 97.8
Bismuth (Bi), % 0
0.4 to 0.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.040 to 0.14
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
0.4 to 0.7
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 0.15
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15