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Aluminium / Aluminum 6010 Alloy (UNS A96010)

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Thermal Properties

Introduction

Aluminium / aluminum is a silverish white metal that is very versatile and can be cast into any form known. Aluminium / aluminum can be combined with a range of elements - copper, magnesium, manganese, silicon and zinc, to form aluminium / aluminum alloys.

Aluminium / aluminum alloys are known for their strong corrosion resistance. They are sensitive to high temperatures and can lose some amount of their strength. However, the strength of the aluminium / aluminum alloys can be improved at subzero temperatures, thus making them perfect low-temperature alloys.

Aluminium / aluminum 6010 alloy is a wrought alloy type. The following datasheet will provide more details about aluminium / aluminum 6010 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of the aluminium / aluminum 6010 alloy.

Element Content (%)
Aluminum, Al 97.3
Silicon, Si 1
Magnesium, Mg 0.80
Manganese, Mn 0.5
Copper, Cu 0.35

Physical Properties

The physical properties of the aluminium / aluminum 6010-T4 alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 2.71 g/cm3 0.0979 lb/in³

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of the aluminium / aluminum 6010-T4 alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 290 MPa 42100 psi
Yield strength (@strain 0.200 %) 170 MPa 24700 psi
Elastic modulus 69 GPa 10000 ksi
Shear modulus 26 GPa 3770 ksi
Poisson's ratio 0.33 0.33
Elongation at break 24% 24%
Hardness, Brinell 78 78
Hardness, Knoop 101 101
Hardness, Vickers 88 88

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of the aluminium / aluminum 6010 alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Conditions
T (°C) Treatment
Thermal conductivity 202 W/mK 25 -

 

Date Added: Apr 25, 2013 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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