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6060 Aluminum vs. 6106 Aluminum

Both 6060 aluminum and 6106 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Their average alloy composition is basically identical. There are 30 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 6106 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
69
Elongation at Break, % 9.0 to 16
9.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 37 to 70
88
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 86 to 130
170
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 140 to 220
290
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 71 to 170
220

Thermal Properties

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

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 54
49
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 180
160

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

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

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 13 to 24
24
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 37 to 210
370
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 14 to 23
29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 22 to 30
35
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 85
78
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 6.3 to 9.9
13

Alloy Composition


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Aluminum (Al), % 97.9 to 99.3
97.2 to 99.3
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.2
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 0.1 to 0.3
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.35 to 0.6
0.4 to 0.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0.050 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0.3 to 0.6
0.3 to 0.6
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15