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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-21200 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-21200 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 95% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 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 EN AC-21200 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
120 to 130
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
71
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
3.9 to 6.2
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
110 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
410 to 440
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
270 to 360

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
550
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
100

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
3.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
8.0
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
16 to 22
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
500 to 930
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
46
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
38 to 40
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
41 to 43
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
49
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
18 to 19

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
93.3 to 95.7
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 0.2
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.030
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.15 to 0.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.2 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.1
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.030
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.1