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6110 Aluminum vs. Grade C-6 Titanium

6110 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while grade C-6 titanium belongs to the titanium alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 6110 aluminum and the bottom bar is grade C-6 titanium.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
100
Elongation at Break, % 2.2
9.0
Fatigue Strength, MPa 120
460
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
39
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 500
890
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 500
830

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 410
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
310
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
1580
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
1530
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
550
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 170
7.8
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
9.8

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 42
1.2
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
2.5

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
30
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
480
Embodied Water, L/kg 1170
190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 11
78
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 1770
3300
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
13
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 50
35
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 51
55
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 51
46
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
3.2
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 22
63

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 98.4
4.0 to 6.0
Carbon (C), % 0
0 to 0.1
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 0.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.5 to 1.1
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.2 to 0.7
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.050
Oxygen (O), % 0
0 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0.7 to 1.5
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
2.0 to 3.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
89.7 to 94
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.4