Aluminium/Aluminum 6463 Alloy (UNS A96463)

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Composition
Physical Properties
Mechanical Properties
Thermal Properties
Other Designations
Applications

Introduction

Aluminum alloys have high strength at subzero temperatures. Their strength can be lost when they are exposed to high temperatures. They also have high corrosion resistance.

The following datasheet gives details about Aluminium/Aluminum alloy.

Chemical Composition

The chemical composition of Aluminium/Aluminum 6463 alloy is tabulated below.

Element Content (%)
Aluminum. Al 98.9
Magnesium, Mg 0.70
Silicon, Si 0.40

Physical Properties

The physical properties of Aluminium/Aluminum 6463 alloy are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 2.6-2.8 g/cm3 0.0939-0.101 lb/in3

Mechanical Properties

The following table shows the mechanical properties of Aluminium/Aluminum 6463 alloy.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength 150 MPa 21756 psi
Yield strength 90 MPa 10354 psi
Shear strength 97 MPa 14069 psi
Fatigue strength 69 MPa 10008 psi
Elastic modulus 70-80 GPa 10153-11603 ksi
Poisson's ratio 0.33 0.33
Elongation 20% 20%
Hardness 42 42

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of Aluminium/Aluminum 6463 alloy are outlined in the following table.

Properties Conditions
T (ºC) Treatment
Thermal conductivity 192 W/mK 25 T1

Other Designations

Other designations equivalent to Aluminium/Aluminum 6463 alloy include ASTM B221.

Applications

Aluminium/Aluminum 6463 alloy is mostly used in manufacturing extruded architectural and trim sections.

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