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5657 Aluminum vs. 7010 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 7010 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 90% 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 7010 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
3.9 to 6.8
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
160 to 190
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
300 to 340
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
520 to 590
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
410 to 540

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
380
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
200
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
480
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
860
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
40
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1120

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
22 to 33
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
1230 to 2130
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
47 to 54
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
47 to 52
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
22 to 26

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
87.9 to 90.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.050
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
1.5 to 2.0
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
2.1 to 2.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.12
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.060
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
5.7 to 6.7
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0.1 to 0.16
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15