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5657 Aluminum vs. 8011A Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 8011A 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 8011A aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
25 to 50
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.7 to 28
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
33 to 76
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
100 to 180
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
34 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
630
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
56
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
180

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.0
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.2
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
3.0 to 22
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
8.2 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
11 to 18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
18 to 26
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
86
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
4.6 to 8.1

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
97.5 to 99.1
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
0.5 to 1.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0.4 to 0.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.050
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

Comparable Variants