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6061-T6 Aluminum vs. 6060-T6 Aluminum

Both 6061-T6 aluminum and 6060-T6 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Both are furnished in the T6 temper. 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 6061-T6 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6060-T6 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 69
68
Elongation at Break, % 10
11
Fatigue Strength, MPa 96
70
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 210
130
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 310
220
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 270
170

Thermal Properties

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

Electrical Properties

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

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Calomel Potential, mV -740
-710
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 1180
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 30
23
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 520
210
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 31
23
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 37
30
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 68
85
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 14
9.8

Alloy Composition

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