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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-51100 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-51100 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 97% 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-51100 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
57
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
4.5
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
58
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
160
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
80

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
620
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
34
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
8.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
6.0
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
47
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
17
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
53
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
7.3

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
94.5 to 97.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.050
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.55
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
2.5 to 3.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.45
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 0.55
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.2
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15