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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-51500 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-51500 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 92% 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-51500 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
80
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
5.6
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
120
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
280
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
160

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
430
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
630
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
910
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
26
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
88

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
9.0
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
13
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
190
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
52
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
36
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
49
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
89.8 to 93.1
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 0.25
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
4.7 to 6.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0.4 to 0.8
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
1.8 to 2.6
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.25
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.070
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15