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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-51400 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-51400 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 94% 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-51400 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
71
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
67
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
3.4
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
85
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
190
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
120

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
600
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
31
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
9.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1170

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
5.6
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
110
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
20
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
46
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
8.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
90.5 to 95.5
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
4.5 to 6.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.45
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0 to 1.5
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