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EN AC-51100 Aluminum vs. C86300 Bronze

EN AC-51100 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-51100 aluminum and the bottom bar is C86300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 57
250
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 68
110
Elongation at Break, % 4.5
14
Poisson's Ratio 0.33
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 26
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
850
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 80
480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 400
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 640
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 620
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 900
420
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 130
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 23
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 34
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
23
Density, g/cm3 2.7
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 8.7
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 150
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 1180
360

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.0
100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 47
1030
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 51
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 17
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 25
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 53
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 7.3
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 94.5 to 97.5
5.0 to 7.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.050
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.55
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 2.5 to 3.5
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.45
2.5 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.55
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.1
22 to 28
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 1.0