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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-51200 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-51200 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-51200 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
80
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
67
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
100
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
220
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
150

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
92
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
22
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
74

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
9.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1150

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
2.2
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
160
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
24
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
31
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
39
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
10

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
84.5 to 92
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 1.0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.1
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
8.0 to 10.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.55
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 2.5
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 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15