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6110 Aluminum vs. 5010 Aluminum

Both 6110 aluminum and 5010 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 98% of their average alloy composition in common. 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 6110 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5010 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
69
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
1.1 to 23
Fatigue Strength, MPa 120
35 to 83
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 290
64 to 120
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 500
100 to 210
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 500
38 to 190

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 410
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
630
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 170
200
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 42
45
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
150

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.8
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.2
8.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1170
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 11
2.3 to 20
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1770
10 to 270
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 51
10 to 22
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 51
18 to 29
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
82
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22
4.5 to 9.4

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 98.4
97.1 to 99.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0.040 to 0.25
0 to 0.15
Copper (Cu), % 0.2 to 0.7
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.5 to 1.1
0.2 to 0.6
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.7
0.1 to 0.3
Silicon (Si), % 0.7 to 1.5
0 to 0.4
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15