The different between 5005 aluminum and 6061 aluminum

2019-03-11

Both 5005 aluminum and 6061 aluminum are aluminum alloys. They have a very high 99% of their average alloy composition in common. There are 31 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 5005 aluminum and the bottom bar is 6061 aluminum.

Mechanical Properties

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

69
Elongation at Break, %
1.1 to 23

3.4 to 20
Fatigue Strength, MPa
38 to 86

58 to 110
Poisson's Ratio
0.33

0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa
26

26
Shear Strength, MPa
70 to 130

84 to 210
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa
110 to 230

130 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa
41 to 210

76 to 370

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g
400

400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C
180

170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C
650

650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C
630

580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K
900

900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K
200

170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K
24

24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS
52

43
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS
170

140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative
9.5

9.5
Calomel Potential, mV
-740

-740
Density, g/cm3
2.7

2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material
8.3

8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg
150

150
Embodied Water, L/kg
1190

1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3
2.3 to 22

3.8 to 81
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3
12 to 320

42 to 1000
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points
14

14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points
50

50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points
11 to 23

13 to 42
Strength to Weight: Bending, points
19 to 31

21 to 45
Thermal Diffusivity, m2/s
82

68
Thermal Shock Resistance, points
4.9 to 10

5.7 to 18

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