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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-45400 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-45400 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 91% 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-45400 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
86
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
72
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
6.7
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
55
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
130

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
470
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
30
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
95

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
7.8
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1100

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
14
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
110
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
49
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
25
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
32
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
54
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
88.4 to 92.9
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
2.6 to 3.6
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.6
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.55
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
4.5 to 6.0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.050
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15