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5754 Aluminum vs. 6060 Aluminum

Both 5754 aluminum and 6060 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 97% 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 5754 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6060 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 2.0 to 19
9.0 to 16
Fatigue Strength, MPa 66 to 140
37 to 70
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 120 to 190
86 to 130
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 200 to 330
140 to 220
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 80 to 280
71 to 170

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 33
54
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
180

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.7
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.1 to 32
13 to 24
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 47 to 580
37 to 210
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 21 to 34
14 to 23
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 28 to 39
22 to 30
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 54
85
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.9 to 14
6.3 to 9.9

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.2 to 97.4
97.9 to 99.3
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.050
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.4
0.1 to 0.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 2.6 to 3.6
0.35 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.4
0.3 to 0.6
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.15
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15