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AWS ERNiCrMo-3 vs. C15500 Copper

AWS ERNiCrMo-3 belongs to the nickel alloys classification, while C15500 copper belongs to the copper alloys. There are 24 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (6, in this case) are not shown.

For each property being compared, the top bar is AWS ERNiCrMo-3 and the bottom bar is C15500 copper.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 200
120
Elongation at Break, % 34
3.0 to 37
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 79
43
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 870
280 to 550

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
210
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 1480
1080
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 1430
1080
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 440
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 11
350
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 12
17

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 1.3
90
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 1.4
91

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 80
33
Density, g/cm3 8.6
8.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 14
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 190
42
Embodied Water, L/kg 290
360

Common Calculations

Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 23
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 28
8.6 to 17
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 24
11 to 17
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 2.8
100
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 25
9.8 to 20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0 to 0.4
0
Carbon (C), % 0 to 0.010
0
Chromium (Cr), % 20 to 23
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.5
99.75 to 99.853
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 5.0
0
Magnesium (Mg), % 0
0.080 to 0.13
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0
Molybdenum (Mo), % 8.0 to 10
0
Nickel (Ni), % 58 to 68.9
0
Niobium (Nb), % 3.2 to 4.2
0
Phosphorus (P), % 0 to 0.020
0.040 to 0.080
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.5
0
Silver (Ag), % 0
0.027 to 0.1
Sulfur (S), % 0 to 0.015
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.4
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.5
0 to 0.2