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6060 Aluminum vs. 6061 Aluminum

Both 6060 aluminum and 6061 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 99% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 6060 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6061 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 9.0 to 16
3.4 to 20
Fatigue Strength, MPa 37 to 70
58 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 86 to 130
84 to 210
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 140 to 220
130 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 71 to 170
76 to 370

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 160
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 660
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 610
580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 210
170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
43
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Calomel Potential, mV -710
-740
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.3
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1190
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 13 to 24
3.8 to 81
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 37 to 210
42 to 1000
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 14 to 23
13 to 42
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 22 to 30
21 to 45
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 85
68
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.3 to 9.9
5.7 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 97.9 to 99.3
95.9 to 98.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.050
0.040 to 0.35
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0.15 to 0.4
Iron (Fe), % 0.1 to 0.3
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.35 to 0.6
0.8 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 0.3 to 0.6
0.4 to 0.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15

Comparable Variants