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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-43000 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-43000 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 89% 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-43000 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
60 to 94
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
71
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.1 to 2.5
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
68 to 76
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
180 to 270
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
97 to 230

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
540
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
38
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
130

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
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1070

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
2.9 to 5.7
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
66 to 360
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
54
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
20 to 29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
28 to 36
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
60
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
8.6 to 12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
87 to 90.8
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.050
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.55
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.050
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.2 to 0.45
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.45
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
9.0 to 11
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.050
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.15
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