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2036 Aluminum vs. C96600 Copper

2036 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C96600 copper belongs to the copper alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, 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 C96600 copper.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
140
Elongation at Break, % 24
7.0
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
52
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 340
760
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
240
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
280
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
1180
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
1100
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
400
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 160
30
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
15

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 41
4.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
4.1

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
65
Density, g/cm3 2.9
8.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
7.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
100
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
280

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 70
47
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 270
830
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
8.7
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 33
24
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
21
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 62
8.4
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
25

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 97.4
0
Beryllium (Be), % 0
0.4 to 0.7
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 2.2 to 3.0
63.5 to 69.8
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0.8 to 1.1
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.010
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.3 to 0.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.4
0 to 1.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
29 to 33
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.15
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5