Remarks

6061 aluminum and PC belong to fundamentally different material chemistries. 6061 aluminum is a metal, while PC is a polymeric material. Therefore, their performance will be even more dissimilar than would be suggested by the difference in properties.

There are 5 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (14 in this case) are not shown.

Properties in Common

Density
2.7 g/cm3
1.2 to 1.5 g/cm3
Elongation
6.1 to 18 %
4.0 to 110 %
Specific Heat
900 J/kg-K
1000 to 1200 J/kg-K
Strength-to-weight
48 to 160 kN-m/kg
55 to 100 kN-m/kg
UTS
130 to 430 MPa
66 to 150 MPa

The length of each bar compares the given value to the highest value in the database.

Properties Not in Common

Base Metal Price: 16 % rel (6061 aluminum)

Calomel Potential: -740 mV (6061 aluminum)

Elastic Modulus: 69 GPa (6061 aluminum)

Electrical Conductivity: 43 % IACS (6061 aluminum)

Electrical Resistivity: -7 10x Ω-m (6061 aluminum)

Flexural Modulus: 2.3 to 10 GPa (PC)

Melting Onset: 580 °C (6061 aluminum)

Poisson's Ratio: 0.33 (6061 aluminum)

Shear Modulus: 26 GPa (6061 aluminum)

Yield Strength: 79 to 370 MPa (6061 aluminum)

Thermal Conductivity: 170 W/m-K (6061 aluminum)

Thermal Diffusivity: 70 (6061 aluminum)

Thermal Expansion: 23 µm/m-K (6061 aluminum)

Water Absorption At Saturation: 0.16 to 0.19 % (PC)

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