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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-46000 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-46000 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 85% 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-46000 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
91
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
73
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
28
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
270
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
160

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
530
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
620
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
530
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
880
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
100
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
26
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
82

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
7.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1040

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
2.3
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
170
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
49
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
33
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
42
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
79.7 to 90
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.15
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
2.0 to 4.0
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 1.3
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.050 to 0.55
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.55
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.55
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
8.0 to 11
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.15
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 1.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.25