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4032 Aluminum vs. 6061 Aluminum

Both 4032 aluminum and 6061 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have 87% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 30 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 4032 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6061 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 73
69
Elongation at Break, % 6.7
3.4 to 20
Fatigue Strength, MPa 110
58 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 28
26
Shear Strength, MPa 260
84 to 210
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 390
130 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 320
76 to 370

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 570
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 570
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 530
580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 140
170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 19
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 34
43
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.6
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.8
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 140
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1030
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 25
3.8 to 81
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 700
42 to 1000
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 53
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 41
13 to 42
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 45
21 to 45
Thermal Diffusivity, m2/s 59
68
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 20
5.7 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 81.1 to 87.2
95.9 to 98.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0.040 to 0.35
Copper (Cu), % 0.5 to 1.3
0.15 to 0.4
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.8 to 1.3
0.8 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0 to 0.15
Nickel (Ni), % 0.5 to 1.3
0
Silicon (Si), % 11 to 13.5
0.4 to 0.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15