AA Standards Grade 6061 T6

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Description

AA 6061 is a readily available alloy that has good surface finish and ability to be anodized.Easy of weldability and brazability with nice surface finish. Resistance to corrosion from seawater and atmospheric conditions. Suitable for hot forging.

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Properties

General

PropertyValueConditionRelated StandardsShape

Density

2.7 g/cm³

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547, BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

Extrusion

2.7 g/cm³

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Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValueConditionRelated StandardsShapeComment

Bending Fatigue Strength

95.0 MPa

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AA Standards

Compressive modulus

69.7 MPa

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Elastic modulus

69.0 GPa

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547

70.0 GPa

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BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

Extrusion

Elongation

-195 °C

22 %

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Elongation in 50 mm

-80 °C

18 %

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Elongation in 50 mm

4.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B209

A50

4.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B247

A100

5.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B247

A50

5.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B247

A100

6.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B209

A50

6.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B247

A100

7.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B247

A50

7.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B247

A100

8.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B221, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B345, ASTM B483

A50

8.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B234

A100

9.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B316, ASTM B345

A100

9.4 %

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10.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547

A50

10.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B210, ASTM B234, ASTM B483

A100

12.0 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B210, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B483

A50

15.0 %

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A100

0 °C

17 %

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Elongation in 50 mm

24 °C

17 %

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Elongation in 50 mm

100 °C

18 %

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Elongation in 50 mm

150 °C

20 %

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Elongation in 50 mm

205 °C

28 %

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Elongation in 50 mm

260 °C

60 %

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Elongation in 50 mm

315 °C

85 %

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Elongation in 50 mm

370 °C

95 %

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Elongation in 50 mm

Hardness, Brinell

95.0 [-]

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AA Standards, BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

Extrusion

95.0 [-]

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500 kg load, 10 mm ball

Plane-Strain Fracture Toughnes

22.0 - 35.0 MPa·√m

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Typical for Wrought 6000 Series Aluminium

Poisson's ratio

0.33 [-]

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Typical for Wrought 6000 Series Aluminium

Shear modulus

26.0 - 26.5 GPa

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Typical for Wrought 6000 Series Aluminium

Shear strength

207.0 MPa

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Tensile strength

-195 °C

415 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture

-80 °C

338 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture

255.0 MPa

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AA Standards, ASTM B247

260.0 MPa

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AA Standards, ASTM B221, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B345, BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

Extrusion

290.0 MPa

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B483, ASTM B547

310.0 MPa

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AA Standards

0 °C

325 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture

24 °C

310 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture

100 °C

290 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture

150 °C

235 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture

205 °C

130 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture

260 °C

52 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture

315 °C

32 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture

370 °C

21 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture

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Yield strength

-196 °C

324 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture, RP02

-80 °C

290 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture, RP02

-28 °C

283 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture, RP02

230.0 MPa

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AA Standards, ASTM B247

RP02

235.0 MPa

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AA Standards, ASTM B247

RP02

240.0 MPa

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547, BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

Extrusion

RP02

270.0 MPa

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275.0 MPa

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RP02

24 °C

276 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture, RP02

100 °C

262 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture, RP02

149 °C

214 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture, RP02

204 °C

103 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture, RP02

260 °C

34 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture, RP02

316 °C

19 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture, RP02

371 °C

12 MPa

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up to 10000 h at temperature, at 35 MPa/min to yield strength and then at strain rate of 5%/min to fracture, RP02

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Thermal

PropertyTemperatureValueConditionRelated StandardsShapeComment

Coefficient of thermal expansion

2.4e-05 1/K

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20 °C

2.36e-05 1/K

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547

100 °C

2.36e-05 1/K

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547

200 °C

0.0000243 1/K

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derived value between 20°C and the mentioned temperature

300 °C

0.0000254 1/K

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derived value between 20°C and the mentioned temperature

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Melting point

580.0 - 650.0 °C

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547

580.0 °C

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650.0 °C

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BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

Extrusion

Specific heat capacity

900.0 J/(kg·K)

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100 °C

960 J/(kg·K)

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derived value for 23-100°C

Thermal conductivity

155.0 - 180.0 W/(m·K)

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547

166.0 W/(m·K)

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BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

Extrusion

170.0 W/(m·K)

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23 °C

167.4 W/(m·K)

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derived value

25 °C

154.9 W/(m·K)

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Electrical

PropertyValueConditionRelated StandardsShapeComment

Electrical conductivity

23000000.0 - 27000000.0 S/m

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547

25000000 S/m

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Typical/derived value

Electrical resistivity

3.7e-08 - 4.35e-08 Ω·m

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547

4e-08 Ω·m

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Typical value

4e-08 Ω·m

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Specific Electrical conductivity

43.0 % IACS

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Typical value

Chemical properties

PropertyValueConditionRelated StandardsShapeComment

Aluminium

95.9 - 98.6 %

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Chromium

0.04 - 0.35 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547, BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

Extrusion

Copper

0.15 - 0.4 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547, BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

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Iron

0.70 %

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0.7 %

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BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

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Magnesium

0.8 - 1.2 %

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Manganese

0.15 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547, BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

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Other

0.05 %

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Total

0.15 %

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Silicon

0.4 - 0.8 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547, BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

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Titanium

0.15 %

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AA Standards, ASTM B209, ASTM B210, ASTM B211, ASTM B221, ASTM B234, ASTM B241, ASTM B247, ASTM B313, ASTM B316, ASTM B345, ASTM B483, ASTM B547, BS EN 573-3, BS EN 755-2

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Zinc

0.25 %

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Technological properties

Property
Application areas

Heavy duty structures (Rail coaches, Truck frames, Ship building, Bridges and Military bridges, Aerospace applications including helicopter rotor), Skins (Tube, Pylons and Towers, Transport, Boilermaking, Motorboats, Rivets).

Brazing

general: possible with commercial processes and methods

Corrosion properties

Stress corrosion cracking: no damage during operation and laboratory tests (O, T6, T651, T652, T6510, T6511), no damage during operation, limited damage during laboratory tests (T4, T451, T4510, T4511), general: good, without protection in industrial or seawater atmosphere

General machinability

General: poor (O), sufficient (T4, T451, T4510, T4511, T6, T651, T652, T6510, T6511)

Soldering general

Good

Welding

Gas: Good; Arc: Very Good; Resistance: Good

Workability

general (condition): good (O), acceptable (T4, T451, T4510, T4511), poor(T6, T651, T652, T6510, T6511)