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3303 Aluminum vs. C17510 Copper

3303 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C17510 copper belongs to the copper alloys. There are 29 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 3303 aluminum and the bottom bar is C17510 copper.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
120
Elongation at Break, % 23
5.4 to 37
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
44
Shear Strength, MPa 69
210 to 500
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
310 to 860
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 39
120 to 750

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
220
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
220
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
1070
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 620
1030
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 170
210
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
17

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 43
22 to 54
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
23 to 54

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
49
Density, g/cm3 2.8
8.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
4.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
65
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 20
39 to 92
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 11
64 to 2410
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
7.4
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 49
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 11
9.7 to 27
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 18
11 to 23
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
60
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 4.8
11 to 30

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 96.6 to 99
0 to 0.2
Beryllium (Be), % 0
0.2 to 0.6
Cobalt (Co), % 0
0 to 0.3
Copper (Cu), % 0.050 to 0.2
95.9 to 98.4
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.7
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 1.0 to 1.5
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
1.4 to 2.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.6
0 to 0.2
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5