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A360.0-T6 Cast Aluminum

A360.0-T6 aluminum is A360.0 aluminum in the T6 temper. To achieve this temper, the metal is solution heat-treated and artificially aged until it meets standard mechanical property requirements. It has the lowest ductility compared to the other variants of A360.0 aluminum.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare A360.0-T6 aluminum to: ANSI/AA cast aluminums (top), all aluminum alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness

75

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

72 GPa 10 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

1.6 %

Fatigue Strength

82 MPa 12 x 103 psi

Poisson's Ratio

0.33

Shear Modulus

27 GPa 3.9 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

180 MPa 26 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

310 MPa 45 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

260 MPa 38 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

530 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

170 °C 340 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

680 °C 1250 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

590 °C 1100 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

900 J/kg-K 0.21 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

110 W/m-K 65 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

21 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

30 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

100 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

9.5 % relative

Calomel Potential

-700 mV

Density

2.6 g/cm3 160 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

7.8 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

150 MJ/kg 62 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

1070 L/kg 130 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

4.6 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

470 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

15 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

53 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

33 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

39 points

Thermal Diffusivity

48 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

15 points

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al) 85.8 to 90.6
Silicon (Si) 9.0 to 10
Iron (Fe) 0 to 1.3
Magnesium (Mg) 0.4 to 0.6
Copper (Cu) 0 to 0.6
Nickel (Ni) 0 to 0.5
Zinc (Zn) 0 to 0.5
Manganese (Mn) 0 to 0.35
Tin (Sn) 0 to 0.15
Residuals 0 to 0.25

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Further Reading

ASTM B85: Standard Specification for Aluminum-Alloy Die Castings

Iron in Aluminium Alloys: Impurity and Alloying Element, N. A. Belov et al., 2002

Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials, ASM Handbook vol. 2, ASM International, 1993