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5657 Aluminum vs. 8021 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 8021 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 99% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 8021 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
70
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
2.3
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
61
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
160
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
130

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
640
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
220
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
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.1
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
3.4
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
130
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
49
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
16
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
23
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
88
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
7.0

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
98 to 98.8
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.050
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
1.2 to 1.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.15
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15