Wrought aluminium alloy, 6061, T4

Note: only one typical science note is linked from this example of a CES EduPack Level 3 datasheet.

General

designation
Al alloy: 6061-T4 (wrought)
UNS number A96061
 
GENERAL PROPERTIES
Density
2699
-
2726
kg/m^3
Price
*1.49
-
1.63
GBP/kg
COMPOSITION (summary)

Al/1Mg/.6SiCuCr

 

 

 

 

Base

Al (aluminum)

 
COMPOSITION detail

Al (aluminum)

97

99

%

Cr (chromium)

0

0.6

%

Cu (copper)

0

0.6

%

Mg (magnesium)

1

 

 

%

Si (silicon)

0

0.6

%

 
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Bulk modulus

66.9

70.33

GPa

Compressive strength

97

172

MPa

Elongation

14

16.27

%

Fatigue strength at 10^7 cycles

*62

65.2

MPa

Fatigue strength model (stress range)

*45.29

86.19

MPa

Parameters: Stress Ratio = -1, No. of Cycles = 1e7

Fracture toughness

*34

35

MPa.m^1/2

Hardness—Vickers

66.5

73.5

HV

Mechanical loss coefficient

*1e-4

2e-3

 

Modulus of rupture

103

124

MPa

Poisson's ratio

0.33

0.3435

 

Shape factor

39

 

 

 

Shear modulus

26

27.33

GPa

Tensile strength

172

241

MPa

Yield strength (elastic limit)

103

124

MPa

Young's modulus

68

71.49

GPa
 
THERMAL PROPERTIES

Maximum service temperature

110

170

°C

Melting point

580

650

°C

Minimum service temperature

-273

 

 

°C

Specific heat

934

972.1

J/kg.K

Thermal conductivity

161

174.4

W/m.K

Thermal expansion coefficient

23.4

-
24.6

µstrain/°C

Latent heat of fusion

384

393

kJ/Kg

 
ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES

Electrical resistivity

4.2

4.4

µohm.cm

 
OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Transparency

Opaque

 
durablity

Flammability

Non-flammable

Water (fresh)

Excellent

Water (salt)

Acceptable

Weak acids

Excellent

Strong acids

Excellent

Weak alkalis

Acceptable

Strong alkalis

Unacceptable

Organic solvents

Excellent

UV radiation (sunlight)

Excellent

Oxidation at 500°C

Unacceptable

 
Eco properties

Embodied energy, primary production

197 - 218

MJ/kg

CO2 footprint, primary production

11.4

12.6

kg/kg

Water usage

495 - 1.49e3

l/kg

 
Material Processing: energy

Extrusion, foil rolling energy

* 6.31

6.98

MJ/kg

Rough rolling, forging energy

* 3.3

3.65

MJ/kg

Wire drawing energy

* 22.9

25.3

MJ/kg

Metal powder forming energy

* 23.1

25.6

MJ/kg

Vaporization energy

* 1.55e4

-

1.71e4

MJ/kg

Coarse machining energy (per unit wt removed)

* 0.927

1.02

MJ/kg

Fine machining energy (per unit wt removed)

* 4.99

5.52

MJ/kg

Grinding energy (per unit wt removed)

* 9.51

10.5

MJ/kg

Non-conventional machining energy (per unit wt removed)

* 155

171

MJ/kg

 
Material Processing: CO2 footprint

Extrusion, foil rolling CO2

* 0.473

0.523

kg/kg

Rough rolling, forging CO2

* 0.247

0.273

kg/kg

Wire drawing CO2

* 1.72

1.9

kg/kg

Metal powder forming CO2

* 1.85

-

2.05

kg/kg

Vaporization CO2

* 1.55e4

-

1.71e4

kg/kg

Coarse machining CO2 (per unit wt removed)

* 0.0695

0.0768

kg/kg

Fine machining CO2 (per unit wt removed)

* 0.375

0.414

kg/kg

Grinding CO2 (per unit wt removed)

* 0.714

0.789

kg/kg

Non-conventional machining CO2 (per unit wt removed)

* 11.6

12.8

kg/kg

 
Material recycling: energy, CO2 and recycle fraction

recycle

TRUE

 

 

 

Embodied energy, recycling

17.1

0.273

MJ/kg

CO2 footprint, recycling

0.958

1.21

kg/kg

Recycle fraction in current supply

40.5

-

44.7

%

Downcycle

TRUE      

Combust for energy recovery

FALSE      

Landfill

TRUE      

Biodegrade

FALSE      

A renewable resource?

FALSE      
 
Notes
Typical uses

Trucks, towers, canoes, railroads cars, furniture, pipelines, and other structural applications where strength, weldability, and corrosion resistance are needed

 

Reference Sources

Data compiled from multiple sources. See links to the References table.

 

Standards with similar compositions

The following information is taken from ASM AlloyFinder 3—see link to References table for further information.

CSA HA.4 0.6061 (ON Canada)
CSA HA.5 0.6061 (ON Canada)
CSA HA.6 0.6061 (ON Canada)
CSA HA.7 0.6061 (ON Canada)
CSA HA.7.1 0.6061 (ON Canada)
CSA HA.8 0.6061 (ON Canada)
ISO: Al-Mg1SiCu
UK (BS Pre-1980): H20
USA (UNS): A96061
Germany (W.-Nr): 3.3211
Germany (DIN): AlMgSi1Cu
France: A-GSUC
Italy (UNI): 9006/2

 
Links

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Producers

Reference

Shape

 

No warranty is given for the accuracy of this data. Values marked * are estimates.


January 13, 2016