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2036 Aluminum vs. C77300 Nickel Silver

2036 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C77300 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys. There are 22 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (9, 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 C77300 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
110
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.3
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 340
540

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
180
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
130
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
940
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
920
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
390
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 41
5.5
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
6.3

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
26
Density, g/cm3 2.9
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
3.5
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
56
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
310

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.7
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 33
19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
19
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
17

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 97.4
0 to 0.010
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 2.2 to 3.0
46 to 50
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.050
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.3 to 0.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.4
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
9.0 to 11
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0 to 0.25
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0.040 to 0.25
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
37.9 to 45
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5