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5657 Aluminum vs. A242.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and A242.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 92% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 26 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is A242.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
75
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
73
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.6
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
220

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
210
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
680
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
37
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
12
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1130

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
45
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
26
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
52
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
9.3

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
89.3 to 93.1
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.15 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
3.7 to 4.5
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.8
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
1.2 to 1.7
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.1
Nickel (Ni), % 0
1.8 to 2.3
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.6
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0.070 to 0.2
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