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6060 Aluminum vs. 5050 Aluminum

Both 6060 aluminum and 5050 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 99% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 31 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (1, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 6060 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5050 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
68
Elongation at Break, % 9.0 to 16
1.7 to 22
Fatigue Strength, MPa 37 to 70
45 to 100
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 86 to 130
91 to 140
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 140 to 220
140 to 250
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 71 to 170
50 to 210

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 610
630
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
190
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
50
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
170

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Calomel Potential, mV -710
-760
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.3
8.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1190
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 13 to 24
4.1 to 24
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 37 to 210
18 to 330
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 14 to 23
15 to 26
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 22 to 30
22 to 33
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 85
79
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.3 to 9.9
6.3 to 11

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 97.9 to 99.3
96.3 to 98.9
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.2
Iron (Fe), % 0.1 to 0.3
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.35 to 0.6
1.1 to 1.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0.3 to 0.6
0 to 0.4
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15