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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-44100 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-44100 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 87% 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-44100 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
59
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
72
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
4.9
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
64
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
180
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
87

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
570
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
590
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
34
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
120

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.5
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
7.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1050

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
7.1
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
53
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
16
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
55
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
27
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
58
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
8.2

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
84.4 to 89.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.65
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.55
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
10.5 to 13.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15