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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-43500 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-43500 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-43500 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
68 to 91
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
72
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
4.5 to 13
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
62 to 100
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
220 to 300
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
140 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
550
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
12 to 26
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
130 to 200
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
16
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
54
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
24 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
32 to 39
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
60
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
10 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
86.4 to 90.5
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 0.25
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.1 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.4 to 0.8
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
9.0 to 11.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.070
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15