MakeItFrom.com
Menu (ESC)

240.0 Aluminum vs. C48500 Brass

240.0 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C48500 brass 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 240.0 aluminum and the bottom bar is C48500 brass.

Metric UnitsUS Customary Units

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 72
100
Elongation at Break, % 1.0
13 to 40
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
39
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 240
400 to 500
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
160 to 320

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 380
170
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
120
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
900
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 860
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 96
120
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 23
26
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 65
29

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 12
23
Density, g/cm3 3.2
8.1
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.7
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
46
Embodied Water, L/kg 1100
330

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.2
56 to 140
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 280
120 to 500
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
7.1
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 43
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 20
14 to 17
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 26
15 to 17
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 35
38
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 11
13 to 17

Alloy Composition


Deprecated: Automatic conversion of false to array is deprecated in /home/public/compare.php on line 452
Aluminum (Al), % 81.7 to 86.9
0
Copper (Cu), % 7.0 to 9.0
59 to 62
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.1
Lead (Pb), % 0
1.3 to 2.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 5.5 to 6.5
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.3 to 0.7
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0.3 to 0.7
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0.5 to 1.0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
34.3 to 39.2
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.4