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6110 Aluminum vs. 5182 Aluminum

Both 6110 aluminum and 5182 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 5182 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
68
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
1.1 to 12
Fatigue Strength, MPa 120
100 to 130
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
25
Shear Strength, MPa 290
170 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 500
280 to 420
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 500
130 to 360

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 410
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
590
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 170
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 42
28
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
94

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
8.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1170
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 11
2.6 to 49
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1770
120 to 950
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
51
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 51
29 to 44
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 51
36 to 47
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
53
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22
12 to 19

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 98.4
93.2 to 95.8
Chromium (Cr), % 0.040 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0.2 to 0.7
0 to 0.15
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.5 to 1.1
4.0 to 5.0
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 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15