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EN AC-48100 Aluminum vs. C17200 Copper

EN AC-48100 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C17200 copper belongs to the copper alloys. There are 27 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, 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-48100 aluminum and the bottom bar is C17200 copper.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 76
120
Elongation at Break, % 1.1
1.1 to 37
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 29
45
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 240 to 330
480 to 1380
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 190 to 300
160 to 1250

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 640
230
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
280
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 580
980
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 470
870
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 880
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
110
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 20
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 27
22
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 87
23

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.8
8.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.3
9.4
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 130
150
Embodied Water, L/kg 940
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.3 to 3.6
4.2 to 500
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 250 to 580
110 to 5720
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
7.6
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 24 to 33
15 to 44
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 31 to 38
16 to 31
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 55
31
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 11 to 16
16 to 46

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 72.1 to 79.8
0 to 0.2
Beryllium (Be), % 0
1.8 to 2.0
Copper (Cu), % 4.0 to 5.0
96.1 to 98
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 1.3
0 to 0.4
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.25 to 0.65
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.5
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.3
0.2 to 0.6
Silicon (Si), % 16 to 18
0 to 0.2
Tin (Sn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.25
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 1.5
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.25
0 to 0.5