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6110 Aluminum vs. 5052 Aluminum

Both 6110 aluminum and 5052 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 (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 6110 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5052 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
68
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
1.1 to 22
Fatigue Strength, MPa 120
66 to 140
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 290
120 to 180
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 500
190 to 320
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 500
75 to 280

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 410
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 170
140
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 42
35
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
120

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
8.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1170
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 11
1.7 to 69
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1770
41 to 590
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 51
19 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 51
27 to 38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
57
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22
8.3 to 14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 98.4
95.8 to 97.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0.040 to 0.25
0.15 to 0.35
Copper (Cu), % 0.2 to 0.7
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 0.4
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.5 to 1.1
2.2 to 2.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.7
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0.7 to 1.5
0 to 0.25
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15