The different between 5005 aluminum and 6061 aluminum

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, GPa68
69
Elongation at Break, %1.1 to 23
3.4 to 20
Fatigue Strength, MPa38 to 86
58 to 110
Poisson’s Ratio0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa26
26
Shear Strength, MPa70 to 130
84 to 210
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa110 to 230
130 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa41 to 210
76 to 370

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g400
400
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C650
650
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C630
580
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K900
900
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K200
170
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K24
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS52
43
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS170
140

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative9.5
9.5
Calomel Potential, mV-740
-740
Density, g/cm32.7
2.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material8.3
8.3
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg150
150
Embodied Water, L/kg1190
1180

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m32.3 to 22
3.8 to 81
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m312 to 320
42 to 1000
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points14
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points50
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points11 to 23
13 to 42
Strength to Weight: Bending, points19 to 31
21 to 45
Thermal Diffusivity, m2/s82
68
Thermal Shock Resistance, points4.9 to 10
5.7 to 18