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EN AC-51300 Aluminum vs. 6061 Aluminum

Both EN AC-51300 aluminum and 6061 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 95% of their average alloy composition in common. 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 EN AC-51300 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6061 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 67
69
Elongation at Break, % 3.7
3.4 to 20
Fatigue Strength, MPa 78
58 to 110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 190
130 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
76 to 370

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 31
43
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 100
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
9.5
Density, g/cm3 2.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 9.1
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.1
3.8 to 81
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 87
42 to 1000
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
13 to 42
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 28
21 to 45
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 45
68
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.6
5.7 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 91.4 to 95.5
95.9 to 98.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0.040 to 0.35
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0.15 to 0.4
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.55
0 to 0.7
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.5 to 6.5
0.8 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.45
0 to 0.15
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.55
0.4 to 0.8
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.15
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15