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5657-H241 Aluminum

5657-H241 aluminum is 5657 aluminum in the H241 temper. It has the lowest strength and highest ductility compared to the other variants of 5657 aluminum. The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare 5657-H241 aluminum to: 5000-series alloys (top), all aluminum alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

68 GPa 9.8 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

15 %

Poisson's Ratio

0.33

Shear Modulus

26 GPa 3.7 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

92 MPa 13 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

150 MPa 22 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

400 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

180 °C 360 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

660 °C 1210 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

640 °C 1180 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

900 J/kg-K 0.22 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

210 W/m-K 120 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

24 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

54 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

180 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

9.5 % relative

Density

2.7 g/cm3 170 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

8.4 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

160 MJ/kg 67 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

1200 L/kg 140 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

9.7 to 27 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

140 to 200 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

14 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

50 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

15 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

23 points

Thermal Diffusivity

84 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

6.7 points

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al) 98.5 to 99.4
Magnesium (Mg) 0.6 to 1.0
Iron (Fe) 0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu) 0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si) 0 to 0.080
Zinc (Zn) 0 to 0.050
Vanadium (V) 0 to 0.050
Manganese (Mn) 0 to 0.030
Gallium (Ga) 0 to 0.030
Residuals 0 to 0.050

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Further Reading

ASTM B209: Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate

Aluminum Standards and Data, Aluminum Association Inc., 2013

EN 573-3: Aluminium and aluminium alloys. Chemical composition and form of wrought products. Chemical composition and form of products

Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials, ASM Handbook vol. 2, ASM International, 1993