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5657 Aluminum vs. 851.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and 851.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 89% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 25 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (7, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is 851.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
3.9 to 9.1
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
130 to 140

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
360
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
850
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
180
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
46
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
14
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1140

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
12 to 13
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
19 to 20
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
69
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
6.1 to 6.3

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
86.6 to 91.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0.7 to 1.3
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0.3 to 0.7
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
2.0 to 3.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
5.5 to 7.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.3