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Compare 6061-T6 Aluminum to 356.0-T6 Aluminum

Both 6061-T6 aluminum and 356.0-T6 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 93% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 26 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown.

Mechanical Properties in Common

Brinell Hardness

6061-T6 Aluminum 93
356.0-T6 Aluminum 75

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa

6061-T6 Aluminum 71
356.0-T6 Aluminum 77

Elongation at Break, %

6061-T6 Aluminum 10
356.0-T6 Aluminum 3.8

Fatigue Strength (Endurance Limit), MPa

6061-T6 Aluminum 96
356.0-T6 Aluminum 75

Modulus of Resilience (Unit Resilience), kJ/m3

6061-T6 Aluminum 520
356.0-T6 Aluminum 180

Poisson's Ratio

6061-T6 Aluminum 0.33
356.0-T6 Aluminum 0.33

Shear Modulus, GPa

6061-T6 Aluminum 26
356.0-T6 Aluminum 27

Shear Strength, MPa

6061-T6 Aluminum 210
356.0-T6 Aluminum 190

Strength to Weight Ratio, kN-m/kg

6061-T6 Aluminum 110
356.0-T6 Aluminum 90

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa

6061-T6 Aluminum 310
356.0-T6 Aluminum 240

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa

6061-T6 Aluminum 270
356.0-T6 Aluminum 170

Unit Rupture Work (Ultimate Resilience), MJ/m3

6061-T6 Aluminum 31
356.0-T6 Aluminum 8.4

Sustainability Properties in Common

Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material

6061-T6 Aluminum 8.3
356.0-T6 Aluminum 8.0

Embodied Energy, MJ/kg

6061-T6 Aluminum 150
356.0-T6 Aluminum 150

Embodied Water, L/kg

6061-T6 Aluminum 1180
356.0-T6 Aluminum 1110

Thermal Properties in Common

Melting Onset (Solidus), °C

6061-T6 Aluminum 580
356.0-T6 Aluminum 570

Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K

6061-T6 Aluminum 900
356.0-T6 Aluminum 890

Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K

6061-T6 Aluminum 170
356.0-T6 Aluminum 150

Thermal Diffusivity, m2/s

6061-T6 Aluminum 68
356.0-T6 Aluminum 63

Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K

6061-T6 Aluminum 22
356.0-T6 Aluminum 21

Electrical Properties in Common

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS

6061-T6 Aluminum 43
356.0-T6 Aluminum 40

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS

6061-T6 Aluminum 140
356.0-T6 Aluminum 130

Electrical Resistivity Order of Magnitude, 10x Ω-m

6061-T6 Aluminum -7.0
356.0-T6 Aluminum -7.0

Otherwise Unclassified Properties in Common

Base Metal Price, % relative

6061-T6 Aluminum 16
356.0-T6 Aluminum 16

Calomel Potential, mV

6061-T6 Aluminum -740
356.0-T6 Aluminum -730

Density, g/cm3

6061-T6 Aluminum 2.7
356.0-T6 Aluminum 2.7

Alloy Composition Comparison

Aluminum (Al), %

6061-T6 Aluminum 95.9 to 98.6
356.0-T6 Aluminum 90.1 to 93.3

Chromium (Cr), %

6061-T6 Aluminum 0.040 to 0.35
356.0-T6 Aluminum 0

Copper (Cu), %

6061-T6 Aluminum 0.15 to 0.4
356.0-T6 Aluminum 0 to 0.25

Iron (Fe), %

6061-T6 Aluminum 0 to 0.7
356.0-T6 Aluminum 0 to 0.6

Magnesium (Mg), %

6061-T6 Aluminum 0.8 to 1.2
356.0-T6 Aluminum 0.2 to 0.45

Manganese (Mn), %

6061-T6 Aluminum 0 to 0.15
356.0-T6 Aluminum 0 to 0.35

Silicon (Si), %

6061-T6 Aluminum 0.4 to 0.8
356.0-T6 Aluminum 6.5 to 7.5

Titanium (Ti), %

6061-T6 Aluminum 0 to 0.15
356.0-T6 Aluminum 0 to 0.25

Zinc (Zn), %

6061-T6 Aluminum 0 to 0.25
356.0-T6 Aluminum 0 to 0.35

Residuals, %

6061-T6 Aluminum 0 to 0.15
356.0-T6 Aluminum 0 to 0.15