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6110 Aluminum vs. 5456 Aluminum

Both 6110 aluminum and 5456 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 95% 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 5456 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
68
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
11 to 18
Fatigue Strength, MPa 120
130 to 210
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
26
Shear Strength, MPa 290
190 to 210
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 500
320 to 340
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 500
150 to 250

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 410
390
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
570
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
97

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
1170

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 11
33 to 46
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1770
170 to 470
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 51
33 to 35
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 51
38 to 40
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
48
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22
14 to 15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 98.4
92 to 94.8
Chromium (Cr), % 0.040 to 0.25
0.050 to 0.2
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
4.7 to 5.5
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.7
0.5 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 0.7 to 1.5
0 to 0.25
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15