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EN AC-71100 Aluminum vs. C86300 Bronze

EN AC-71100 aluminum belongs to the aluminum alloys classification, while C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys. There are 27 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, 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-71100 aluminum and the bottom bar is C86300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 110
250
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 72
110
Elongation at Break, % 1.1
14
Poisson's Ratio 0.32
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 27
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 260
850
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 230
480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 490
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 580
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 860
420
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 22
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 32
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 97
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 9.5
23
Density, g/cm3 2.9
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 7.4
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 140
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 1010
360

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 2.8
100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 360
1030
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 14
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 47
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 25
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 31
25
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 12
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 78.7 to 83.3
5.0 to 7.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.1
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.3
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 0.2 to 0.5
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
2.5 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0
0 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 7.5 to 9.5
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.2
Titanium (Ti), % 0 to 0.15
0
Zinc (Zn), % 9.0 to 10.5
22 to 28
Residuals, % 0 to 0.15
0 to 1.0