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6110 Aluminum vs. AWS BNi-10

6110 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while AWS BNi-10 belongs to the nickel alloys. There are 19 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (12, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 6110 aluminum and the bottom bar is AWS BNi-10.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
200
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.29
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
76
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 500
600

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 410
330
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
1110
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
970
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
440
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
11

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
80
Density, g/cm3 2.8
9.4
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.2
11
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
160
Embodied Water, L/kg 1170
230

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
12
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
21
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 51
18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 51
17
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22
19

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 98.4
0 to 0.050
Boron (B), % 0
2.0 to 3.0
Carbon (C), % 0
0.4 to 0.55
Chromium (Cr), % 0.040 to 0.25
10 to 13
Cobalt (Co), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0.2 to 0.7
0
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
2.5 to 4.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.5 to 1.1
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.7
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
57.2 to 67.1
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0 to 0.020
Selenium (Se), % 0
0 to 0.0050
Silicon (Si), % 0.7 to 1.5
3.0 to 4.0
Sulfur (S), % 0
0 to 0.020
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.050
Tungsten (W), % 0
15 to 17
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0
Zirconium (Zr), % 0
0 to 0.050
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5