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5657 Aluminum vs. Sintered 6061 Aluminum

Both 5657 aluminum and sintered 6061 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 99% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 5657 aluminum and the bottom bar is sintered 6061 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 6.6 to 15
0.5 to 6.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 74 to 88
32 to 62
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 150 to 200
83 to 210
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140 to 170
62 to 190

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
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
200
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
52
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
170

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
8.3
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
0.68 to 7.0
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140 to 200
28 to 280
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 15 to 20
8.6 to 21
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 23 to 28
16 to 29
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 84
81
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.7 to 8.6
3.8 to 9.4

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 98.5 to 99.4
96 to 99.4
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.5
Gallium (Ga), % 0 to 0.030
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.1
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.6 to 1.0
0.4 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.030
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.080
0.2 to 0.8
Vanadium (V), % 0 to 0.050
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.050
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.050
0 to 1.5

Comparable Variants