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2036 Aluminum vs. C97400 Nickel Silver

2036 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C97400 nickel silver 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 C97400 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
120
Elongation at Break, % 24
20
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
44
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 340
260
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
120

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 390
190
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 190
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
1100
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 560
1070
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 160
27
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 41
6.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
6.3

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
33
Density, g/cm3 2.9
8.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
4.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
64
Embodied Water, L/kg 1160
320

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 70
43
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 270
59
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.5
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 48
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 33
8.5
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 38
11
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 62
8.3
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 15
8.8

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.4 to 97.4
0
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.1
0
Copper (Cu), % 2.2 to 3.0
58 to 61
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 1.5
Lead (Pb), % 0
4.5 to 5.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.3 to 0.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.4
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
15.5 to 17
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
2.5 to 3.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.25
10 to 19.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 1.0