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EN AC-51300 Aluminum vs. 6106 Aluminum

Both EN AC-51300 aluminum and 6106 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a moderately 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 (2, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is EN AC-51300 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6106 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 67
69
Elongation at Break, % 3.7
9.1
Fatigue Strength, MPa 78
88
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 25
26
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 190
290
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
220

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
660
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 600
610
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 910
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
190
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 24
23

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 31
49
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 100
160

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
1190

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.1
24
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 87
370
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
29
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 28
35
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 45
78
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 8.6
13

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 91.4 to 95.5
97.2 to 99.3
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.2
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.25
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.55
0 to 0.35
Magnesium (Mg), % 4.5 to 6.5
0.4 to 0.8
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.45
0.050 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.55
0.3 to 0.6
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.15
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.15