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3303 Aluminum vs. C76200 Nickel Silver

3303 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C76200 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys. There are 24 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (8, 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 C76200 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
120
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
44
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
390 to 790

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
190
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
1030
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 620
980
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 170
45
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 43
9.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
9.8

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
29
Density, g/cm3 2.8
8.2
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
3.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
57
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
310

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 49
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 11
13 to 27
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 18
14 to 23
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
14
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 4.8
13 to 26

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 96.6 to 99
0
Copper (Cu), % 0.050 to 0.2
57 to 61
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.7
0 to 0.25
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.1
Manganese (Mn), % 1.0 to 1.5
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
11 to 13.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.6
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
24.2 to 32
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5