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354.0 Aluminum vs. C23000 Brass

354.0 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C23000 brass belongs to the copper alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, 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 354.0 aluminum and the bottom bar is C23000 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 71
110
Elongation at Break, % 2.4 to 3.0
2.9 to 47
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 360 to 380
280 to 590
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 280 to 310
83 to 480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 530
190
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
1030
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 550
990
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
37
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
39

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
28
Density, g/cm3 2.7
8.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.8
2.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
43
Embodied Water, L/kg 1070
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 8.6 to 9.8
6.2 to 260
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 540 to 670
31 to 1040
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
7.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 52
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 37 to 39
8.9 to 19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 42 to 44
11 to 18
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 52
48
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17 to 18
9.4 to 20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 87.3 to 89.4
0
Copper (Cu), % 1.6 to 2.0
84 to 86
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.050
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.050
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.4 to 0.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0
Silicon (Si), % 8.6 to 9.4
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
13.7 to 16
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.2