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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-46400 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-46400 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-46400 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
77 to 120
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
72
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.1 to 1.7
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
75 to 85
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
170 to 310
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
110 to 270

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
520
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
610
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
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
1.7 to 4.9
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
82 to 500
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
18 to 32
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
26 to 38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
55
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
7.8 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
85.4 to 90.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0.8 to 1.3
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.8
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.25 to 0.65
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.15 to 0.55
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
8.3 to 9.7
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.1
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.8
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.25