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354.0 Aluminum vs. C68400 Brass

354.0 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C68400 brass belongs to the copper alloys. There are 28 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 354.0 aluminum and the bottom bar is C68400 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 71
110
Elongation at Break, % 2.4 to 3.0
18
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
41
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 360 to 380
540
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 280 to 310
310

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 530
210
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
130
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
840
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 550
820
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
400
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
66
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
87
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
99

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
23
Density, g/cm3 2.7
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.8
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
47
Embodied Water, L/kg 1070
320

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 8.6 to 9.8
81
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 540 to 670
460
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
7.5
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 52
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 37 to 39
19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 42 to 44
19
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 52
21
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17 to 18
18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 87.3 to 89.4
0 to 0.5
Boron (B), % 0
0.0010 to 0.030
Copper (Cu), % 1.6 to 2.0
59 to 64
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 1.0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.090
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.4 to 0.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0.2 to 1.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 0.5
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0.030 to 0.3
Silicon (Si), % 8.6 to 9.4
1.5 to 2.5
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
28.6 to 39.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5