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5657 Aluminum vs. A380.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and A380.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 85% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 31 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 A380.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
80
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
73
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
3.3
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
140
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Shear Strength, MPa 92 to 110
190
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
290
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
160

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
510
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
590
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
870
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
96
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
25
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
78

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
11
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
7.5
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1040

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
8.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
180
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
48
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
28
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
34
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
38
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
80.3 to 89.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
3.0 to 4.0
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 1.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
7.5 to 9.5
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.35
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 3.0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.5