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2036 Aluminum vs. C96300 Copper-nickel

2036 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C96300 copper-nickel belongs to the copper alloys. There are 28 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 C96300 copper-nickel.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
130
Elongation at Break, % 24
11
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
49
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 340
580
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
430

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
230
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
240
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
1200
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
1150
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
400
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 160
37
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
16

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 41
6.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
6.1

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
42
Density, g/cm3 2.9
8.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
5.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
76
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
290

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 70
59
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 270
720
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
8.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 33
18
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
17
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 62
10
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 97.4
0
Carbon (C), % 0
0 to 0.15
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 2.2 to 3.0
72.3 to 80.8
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0.5 to 1.5
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.010
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.3 to 0.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.4
0.25 to 1.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
18 to 22
Niobium (Nb), % 0
0.5 to 1.5
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0 to 0.020
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.5
Sulfur (S), % 0
0 to 0.020
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5