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5657 Aluminum vs. A535.0 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and A535.0 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% 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 A535.0 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
67
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
9.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
95
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
250
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
120

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
100
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
23
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
79

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
9.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
19
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
120
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
33
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
42
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
11

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
91.4 to 93.4
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
6.5 to 7.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.1 to 0.25
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15