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6023 Aluminum vs. 8090 Aluminum

Both 6023 aluminum and 8090 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 97% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 29 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 6023 aluminum and the bottom bar is 8090 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 69
67
Elongation at Break, % 11
3.5 to 13
Fatigue Strength, MPa 120 to 130
91 to 140
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 360
340 to 490
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 300 to 310
210 to 420

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 580
600
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
960
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 170
95 to 160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 45
20
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
66

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 11
18
Density, g/cm3 2.8
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.3
8.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
170
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1160

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 38 to 39
16 to 41
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 670 to 690
340 to 1330
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 49
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 35 to 36
34 to 49
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 40
39 to 50
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
36 to 60
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 16
15 to 22

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94 to 97.7
93 to 98.4
Bismuth (Bi), % 0.3 to 0.8
0
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0.2 to 0.5
1.0 to 1.6
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.3
Lithium (Li), % 0
2.2 to 2.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.4 to 0.9
0.6 to 1.3
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.6
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0.6 to 1.4
0 to 0.2
Tin (Sn), % 0.6 to 1.2
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0
0 to 0.25
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0.040 to 0.16
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants