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5657 Aluminum vs. A201.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and A201.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 95% 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 A201.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
71
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
4.7
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
97
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
480
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
420

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
30
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
90

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
11
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
22
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
1250
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
44
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
45
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
46
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
21

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
93.7 to 95.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
4.0 to 5.0
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.15 to 0.35
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.2 to 0.4
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.050
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0.15 to 0.35
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.1