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5657 Aluminum vs. EN AC-71100 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and EN AC-71100 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 82% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is EN AC-71100 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 40 to 50
110
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
72
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
1.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
150
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
27
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
230

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
490
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
580
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 640
520
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
860
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
22

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
32
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
97

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.4
7.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1200
1010

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 9.7 to 27
2.8
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
360
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
47
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
25
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
31
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
12

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
78.7 to 83.3
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 0.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.2 to 0.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
7.5 to 9.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.15
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
9.0 to 10.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.15