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EN AC-46100 Aluminum vs. C86300 Bronze

EN AC-46100 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (2, 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 EN AC-46100 aluminum and the bottom bar is C86300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 91
250
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 73
110
Elongation at Break, % 1.0
14
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 28
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
850
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 160
480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 550
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 890
420
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 21
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 28
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 90
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 10
23
Density, g/cm3 2.7
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.6
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 140
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 1030
360

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3
100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 170
1030
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 27
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 34
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 44
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 80.4 to 88.5
5.0 to 7.5
Chromium (Cr), % 0 to 0.15
0
Copper (Cu), % 1.5 to 2.5
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 1.1
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 0 to 0.3
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.55
2.5 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.45
0 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 10 to 12
0
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.25
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 1.7
22 to 28
Residuals, % 0 to 0.25
0 to 1.0