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2036 Aluminum vs. C82800 Copper

2036 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C82800 copper belongs to the copper alloys. There are 27 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, 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 C82800 copper.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
120
Elongation at Break, % 24
1.0 to 20
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
46
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 340
670 to 1140
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
380 to 1000

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
240
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
310
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
930
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 160
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
17

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 41
18
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
19

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.9
8.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
12
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
190
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 70
11 to 110
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 270
590 to 4080
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 33
21 to 36
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
20 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 62
36
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
23 to 39

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 97.4
0 to 0.15
Beryllium (Be), % 0
2.5 to 2.9
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.1
Cobalt (Co), % 0
0.15 to 0.7
Copper (Cu), % 2.2 to 3.0
94.6 to 97.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.25
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.020
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.3 to 0.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.4
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0.2 to 0.35
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.1
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.12
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5