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EN AC-51300 Aluminum vs. 4006 Aluminum

Both EN AC-51300 aluminum and 4006 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately high 94% 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 EN AC-51300 aluminum and the bottom bar is 4006 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 65
28 to 45
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 67
69
Elongation at Break, % 3.7
3.4 to 24
Fatigue Strength, MPa 78
35 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 190
110 to 160
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
62 to 140

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
410
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
620
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
220
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 31
56
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 100
180

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.0
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 9.1
8.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.1
5.1 to 26
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 87
28 to 130
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
11 to 16
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 28
19 to 24
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 45
89
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.6
4.9 to 7.0

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 91.4 to 95.5
97.4 to 98.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.2
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.55
0.5 to 0.8
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.5 to 6.5
0 to 0.010
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.45
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.55
0.8 to 1.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.050
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15