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3303 Aluminum vs. C82400 Copper

3303 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C82400 copper belongs to the copper alloys. There are 27 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 3303 aluminum and the bottom bar is C82400 copper.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
120
Elongation at Break, % 23
1.0 to 20
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
45
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
500 to 1030
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 39
260 to 970

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
230
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
270
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
1000
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 620
900
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 170
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
17

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 43
25
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
26

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.8
8.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
8.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
140
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 20
10 to 83
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 11
270 to 3870
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
7.6
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 49
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 11
16 to 33
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 18
16 to 26
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 67
39
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 4.8
17 to 36

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 96.6 to 99
0 to 0.15
Beryllium (Be), % 0
1.6 to 1.9
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Cobalt (Co), % 0
0.2 to 0.65
Copper (Cu), % 0.050 to 0.2
96 to 98.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.7
0 to 0.2
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.020
Manganese (Mn), % 1.0 to 1.5
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.6
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.1
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.12
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5