The density of 6061 aluminum is approximately 2.70 grams per cubic centimeter (g/cm³) or 0.0975 pounds per cubic inch (lbs/in³).
How to calculate aluminum plate weight according to density?
To calculate the weight of an aluminum plate, you need to know the density of aluminum and the dimensions of the plate. Here’s the formula to use:
Weight = Length x Width x Thickness x Density
- Length: the length of the aluminum plate in meters (m) or centimeters (cm)
- Width: the width of the aluminum plate in meters (m) or centimeters (cm)
- Thickness: the thickness of the aluminum plate in meters (m) or centimeters (cm)
- Density: the density of aluminum in kilograms per cubic meter (kg/m³) or grams per cubic centimeter (g/cm³)
For example, let’s say you have an aluminum plate that is 1 meter long, 0.5 meters wide, and 0.1 meters thick, and you want to calculate its weight. The density of aluminum is 2,700 kg/m³. Here’s how to calculate the weight:
Weight = 1m x 0.5m x 0.1m x 2,700 kg/m³ Weight = 135 kg
So the weight of the aluminum plate is 135 kg. If you want the weight in pounds (lbs), you can multiply the result by 2.20462:
Weight in lbs = 135 kg x 2.20462 = 297.6247 lbs