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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-48000 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-48000 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-48000 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
100 to 110
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
73
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
85 to 86
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
28
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
220 to 310
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
210 to 270

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
570
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
600
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
560
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
890
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
21

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
10
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
7.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1030

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
2.2 to 3.0
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
300 to 510
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
15
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
53
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
23 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
31 to 39
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
54
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
10 to 15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
80.4 to 87.2
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0.8 to 1.5
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.8 to 1.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.35
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0.7 to 1.3
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
10.5 to 13.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.35
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15