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354.0 Aluminum vs. C69700 Brass

354.0 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C69700 brass 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 354.0 aluminum and the bottom bar is C69700 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 71
110
Elongation at Break, % 2.4 to 3.0
25
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
41
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 360 to 380
470
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 280 to 310
230

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 530
240
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
930
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 550
880
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
400
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
43
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
19

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
26
Density, g/cm3 2.7
8.3
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.8
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
44
Embodied Water, L/kg 1070
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 8.6 to 9.8
99
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 540 to 670
250
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
7.3
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 52
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 37 to 39
16
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 42 to 44
16
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 52
13
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17 to 18
16

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 87.3 to 89.4
0
Copper (Cu), % 1.6 to 2.0
75 to 80
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.2
Lead (Pb), % 0
0.5 to 1.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.4 to 0.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.1
0 to 0.4
Silicon (Si), % 8.6 to 9.4
2.5 to 3.5
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
13.9 to 22
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5