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6110 Aluminum vs. Grade 37 Titanium

6110 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while grade 37 titanium belongs to the titanium alloys. 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 grade 37 titanium.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
110
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
22
Fatigue Strength, MPa 120
170
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
40
Shear Strength, MPa 290
240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 500
390
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 500
250

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 410
420
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
310
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
1650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
1600
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
550
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 170
21
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
8.9

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 42
3.4
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
6.8

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
36
Density, g/cm3 2.8
4.5
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.2
31
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
500
Embodied Water, L/kg 1170
120

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 11
76
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1770
280
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
35
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 51
24
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 51
26
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
8.4
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22
29

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 98.4
1.0 to 2.0
Carbon (C), % 0
0 to 0.080
Chromium (Cr), % 0.040 to 0.25
0
Copper (Cu), % 0.2 to 0.7
0
Hydrogen (H), % 0
0 to 0.015
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.8
0 to 0.3
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.5 to 1.1
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.7
0
Nitrogen (N), % 0
0 to 0.030
Oxygen (O), % 0
0 to 0.25
Silicon (Si), % 0.7 to 1.5
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
96.9 to 99
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.4