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5657 Aluminum vs. 712.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 712.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 31 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 712.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
75 to 90
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
4.5 to 4.7
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
140 to 180
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
180
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
250 to 260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
180 to 200

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
380
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
160
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
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1140

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
11
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
240 to 270
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
24 to 25
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
30 to 31
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
62
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
11

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
90.7 to 94
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.4 to 0.6
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.5 to 0.65
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.3
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0.15 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
5.0 to 6.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.2