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ASTM Grade LCA Steel vs. C79600 Nickel Silver

ASTM grade LCA steel belongs to the iron alloys classification, while C79600 nickel silver belongs to the copper alloys. There are 28 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is ASTM grade LCA steel and the bottom bar is C79600 nickel silver.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 190
110
Elongation at Break, % 27
15
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.3
Shear Modulus, GPa 72
43
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 500
480
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 230
300

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 250
180
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 400
130
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1460
930
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1410
880
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 470
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 49
36
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 12
21

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 7.2
7.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 8.3
8.0

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 1.9
25
Density, g/cm3 7.8
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 1.4
3.5
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 19
57
Embodied Water, L/kg 46
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 110
63
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 150
400
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 24
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 18
17
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 18
17
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 14
12
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 16
15

Alloy Composition

Carbon (C), % 0 to 0.25
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.3
43.5 to 46.5
Iron (Fe), % 96.9 to 100
0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0.8 to 1.2
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.7
1.5 to 2.5
Molybdenum (Mo), % 0 to 0.2
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
9.0 to 11
Phosphorus (P), % 0 to 0.040
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.6
0
Sulfur (S), % 0 to 0.045
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0
38.3 to 45.2
Residuals, % 0 to 1.0
0 to 0.5