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2036 Aluminum vs. C11300 Copper

2036 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C11300 copper belongs to the copper alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (3, in this case) are not shown. Please note that the two materials have significantly dissimilar densities. This means that additional care is required when interpreting the data, because some material properties are based on units of mass, while others are based on units of area or volume.

For each property being compared, the top bar is 2036 aluminum and the bottom bar is C11300 copper.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
120
Elongation at Break, % 24
2.3 to 50
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
43
Shear Strength, MPa 210
160 to 240
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 340
230 to 410
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
77 to 400

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
210
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
200
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
1080
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
1030
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 160
390
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
17

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 41
100
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
100

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
32
Density, g/cm3 2.9
9.0
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
2.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
42
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
340

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 70
8.5 to 91
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 270
25 to 690
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 33
7.2 to 13
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
9.4 to 14
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 62
110
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
8.2 to 15

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 97.4
0
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 2.2 to 3.0
99.85 to 99.973
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.3 to 0.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.4
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0
Silver (Ag), % 0
0.027 to 0.050
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.1