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ASTM B628 Ag-Cu vs. 5042 Aluminum

ASTM B628 Ag-Cu belongs to the otherwise unclassified metals classification, while 5042 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys. There are 19 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (11, 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 ASTM B628 Ag-Cu and the bottom bar is 5042 aluminum.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 83
68
Elongation at Break, % 1.1 to 17
1.1 to 3.4
Poisson's Ratio 0.36
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 31
26
Shear Strength, MPa 210 to 430
200
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 350 to 760
340 to 360

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 140
400
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 780
640
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 780
570
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 280
900
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 19
24

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 84
33
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 75
110

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 10
2.7

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 4.6
14
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 14
50
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 9.5 to 21
35 to 37
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 11 to 18
40 to 42
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 16 to 34
15 to 16

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.0050
94.2 to 96.8
Cadmium (Cd), % 0 to 0.050
0
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 26.6 to 29
0 to 0.15
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.050
0 to 0.35
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.030
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
3.0 to 4.0
Manganese (Mn), % 0
0.2 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.010
0
Phosphorus (P), % 0 to 0.030
0
Silicon (Si), % 0
0 to 0.2
Silver (Ag), % 71 to 73
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.1
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.060
0 to 0.25
Residuals, % 0 to 0.21
0 to 0.15