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6005-T6 Aluminum vs. 6061-T6 Aluminum


Both 6005-T6 aluminum and 6061-T6 aluminum are aluminum alloys. Both are furnished in the T6 temper. They have a very high 99% of their average
alloy composition in common.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 6005-T6 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6061-T6 aluminum.

6005-T6 Aluminum 6061-T6 Aluminum

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Mechanical Properties
95
Brinell Hardness
93

68
Elastic (Young's, Tensile)
Modulus, GPa
69

11
Elongation at Break, %
10

95
Fatigue Strength, MPa
96

0.33
Poisson's Ratio
0.33

26
Shear Modulus, GPa
26

210
Shear Strength, MPa
210

300
Tensile Strength: Ultimate
(UTS), MPa
310

250
Tensile Strength: Yield
(Proof), MPa
270
Thermal Properties
410
Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g
400

650
Melting Completion
(Liquidus), °C
650

610
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C
580

900
Speci c Heat Capacity,
J/kg-K
900

190
Thermal Conductivity,
W/m-K
170

23
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-
K
24

Electrical Properties
54
Electrical Conductivity:
Equal Volume, % IACS
43

Electrical Conductivity: 180


Equal Weight (Speci c), %
IACS 140

Otherwise Unclassi ed Properties


9.5
Base Metal Price, % relative
9.5

-740
Calomel Potential, mV
-740

2.7
Density, g/cm3
2.7

8.3
Embodied Carbon, kg
CO2/kg material
8.3

150
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg
150

Embodied Water, L/kg 1180


1180

Common Calculations
30
Resilience: Ultimate (Unit
Rupture Work), MJ/m3
30

450
Resilience: Unit (Modulus
of Resilience), kJ/m3
520

14
Stiffness to Weight: Axial,
points
14

51
Stiffness to Weight:
Bending, points
50

31
Strength to Weight: Axial,
points
31

37
Strength to Weight:
Bending, points
37

77
Thermal Diffusivity, m2/s
68

13
Thermal Shock Resistance,
points
14

Alloy Composition
97.5 to 99
Aluminum (Al), %
95.9 to 98.6

0 to 0.1
Chromium (Cr), %
0.040 to 0.35

0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), %
0.15 to 0.4

0 to 0.35
Iron (Fe), %
0 to 0.7

0.4 to 0.6
Magnesium (Mg), %
0.8 to 1.2

Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1


0 to 0.15

0.6 to 0.9
Silicon (Si), %
0.4 to 0.8

0 to 0.1
Titanium (Ti), %
0 to 0.15

0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), %
0 to 0.25

0 to 0.15
Residuals, %
0 to 0.15

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