6061 (AlMg1SiCu) Aluminum

Notes

Properties

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Bulk Modulus
67 GPa, or 9.7 106 psi
Density
2.70 g/cm3, or 168 lb/ft3
Elastic (Young's) Modulus
69 GPa, or 10 106 psi
Elongation at Break
Typical
14 to 25 %
Elongation at Break
Minimum
4 to 10 %
Fatigue Strength (Endurance Limit)
62 to 97 MPa, or 8.9 to 14 103 psi
Hardness
Brinell
30 to 95
Maximum Temperature
Onset of Melting (Solidus)
582 °C, or 1070 °F
Resilience
Unit, Per Volume
Resilience
Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), Per Volume
Resilience
Unit, Per Mass
Resilience
Ultimate, Per Mass
Shear Modulus
34 GPa, or 4.9 106 psi
Shear Strength
83 to 207 MPa, or 12 to 30.0 103 psi
Specific Heat Capacity
Conventional
895 J/kg-K
Specific Heat Capacity
Volumetric
2400 103 J/m3-K
Speed of Sound
150 103 m/s, or 490 103 ft/s
Stiffness-to-Weight Ratio
Tensile
25 MN-m/kg
Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Fatigue
22 to 35 kN-m/kg
Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Shear
30 to 76 kN-m/kg
Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Tensile, Ultimate
45 to 110 kN-m/kg
Strength-to-Weight Ratio
Tensile, Yield
20 to 100 kN-m/kg
Tensile Strength
Ultimate
124 to 310 MPa, or 17.9 to 44 103 psi
Tensile Strength
Ultimate, Minimum
Tensile Strength
Yield (Proof)
55 to 276 MPa, or 7.9 to 40.0 103 psi
Tensile Strength
Yield, Minimum
Thermal Conductivity
Ambient
154 to 180 W/m-K
Thermal Expansion
20 to 100°C
23.6 µm/m-K

Only showing properties for which the substantial majority of variants have data.

See Also

Aluminum Standards and Data, The Aluminum Association Inc., 2006.


ASTM B 209, Standard Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate.


ISO 6361, Wrought Aluminium and Aluminium Alloy Sheets, Strips and Plates.


J. Randolph Kissell and Robert L. Ferry, Aluminum Structures: A Guide to Their Specifications and Design, 2nd ed., 2002 (link).


John E. Hatch (editor), Aluminum: Properties and Physical Metallurgy, 1984 (link).


Mark E. Schlesinger, Aluminum Recycling, 2007 (link).


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

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