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3303 Aluminum vs. C96900 Copper-nickel

3303 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C96900 copper-nickel belongs to the copper alloys. There are 26 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, 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 C96900 copper-nickel.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 70
120
Elongation at Break, % 23
4.5
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
45
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 110
850
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 39
830

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
210
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
210
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 650
1060
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 620
960
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
380
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
17

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 43
9.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 140
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
39
Density, g/cm3 2.8
8.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.1
4.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
72
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
360

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 20
38
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 11
2820
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
7.7
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 49
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 11
27
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 18
23
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 4.8
30

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 96.6 to 99
0
Copper (Cu), % 0.050 to 0.2
73.6 to 78
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.7
0 to 0.5
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.020
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0 to 0.15
Manganese (Mn), % 1.0 to 1.5
0.050 to 0.3
Nickel (Ni), % 0
14.5 to 15.5
Niobium (Nb), % 0
0 to 0.1
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.6
0 to 0.3
Tin (Sn), % 0
7.5 to 8.5
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.5
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5