Aluminium / Aluminum 6013 Alloy (UNS A96013)

Topics Covered

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

Introduction

Aluminium / aluminum is a silverish white metal that is known for its versatility. Aluminium / aluminum can be combined with one of these elements – silicon, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc, to form aluminium / aluminum alloys.

Aluminium / aluminum 6013 alloy is a wrought alloy type with high strength, improved formability, excellent compressive properties, and good corrosion resistance.

The following datasheet provides more details about aluminium / aluminum 6013 alloy.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of the aluminium / aluminum 6013 alloy.

Element Content (%)
Aluminum, Al 94.8-97.8
Magnesium, Mg 0.80-1.2
Silicon, Si 0.60-1
Copper, Cu 0.60-1.1
Manganese, Mn 0.20-0.80
Iron, Fe ≤ 0.50
Zinc, Zn ≤ 0.25
Chromium, Cr ≤ 0.10
Titanium, Ti ≤ 0.10
Remainder (each) ≤ 0.15
Remainder (total) ≤ 0.050

Physical Properties

The physical properties of  Aluminium / aluminum 6013-T8 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 aluminium / aluminum 6013-T8 alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Tensile strength (@thickness 38.13-82.5 mm/1.501-3.25 in) ≥ 392 MPa ≥ 56900 psi
Yield strength (@strain 0.200 %) ≥ 379 MPa ≥ 55000 psi
Elongation at break (@thickness 3.17-19 mm/0.125-0.749 in ) ≥ 5% ≥ 5%
Hardness, Brinell 130 130
Hardness, Knoop (estimated from Brinell) 163 163
Hardness, Rockwell A (estimated from Brinell) 49.5 49.5
Hardness, Rockwell B (estimated from Brinell) 80 80
Hardness, Vickers (estimated from Brinell) 149 149
Machinability 70 70

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of the aluminium / aluminum 6013-T8 alloy are tabulated below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Thermal expansion co-efficient 23.4 µm/m°C 13 µin/in°F
Thermal conductivity 164 W/mK 1140 BTU in/hr.ft².°F

Other Designations

Equivalent material to aluminium / aluminum 6013 alloy is AMS 4347.

Applications

Aluminium / aluminum 6013 alloy is chiefly used in aerospace applications.

  • Valves
  • Machine parts
  • Munitions
  • ABS Braking systems
  • Hydraulic applications
  • Roller blade parts

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