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6110 Aluminum vs. 5088 Aluminum

Both 6110 aluminum and 5088 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 96% of their average alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 6110 aluminum and the bottom bar is 5088 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
68
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
29
Fatigue Strength, MPa 120
180
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Shear Strength, MPa 290
200
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 500
310
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 500
150

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 410
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
200
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
540
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 170
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 42
29
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
98

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
9.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1170
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 11
76
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1770
170
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 51
32
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 51
38
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
51
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22
14

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 98.4
92.4 to 94.8
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
0.1 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.5 to 1.1
4.7 to 5.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.7
0.2 to 0.5
Silicon (Si), % 0.7 to 1.5
0 to 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0.2 to 0.4
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0 to 0.15
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15