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EN-MC21210 Magnesium vs. C82600 Copper

EN-MC21210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C82600 copper 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-MC21210 magnesium and the bottom bar is C82600 copper.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
120
Elongation at Break, % 14
1.0 to 20
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
46
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 190
570 to 1140
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 90
320 to 1070

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 350
240
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 100
300
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
950
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 570
860
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 1000
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 120
130
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 27
17

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 24
19
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 130
20

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 1.6
8.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 24
11
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
180
Embodied Water, L/kg 980
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 22
11 to 97
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 92
430 to 4690
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 72
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 32
18 to 36
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 44
17 to 28
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 76
37
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 11
19 to 39

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 1.6 to 2.6
0 to 0.15
Beryllium (Be), % 0
2.3 to 2.6
Chromium (Cr), % 0
0 to 0.1
Cobalt (Co), % 0
0.35 to 0.65
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.010
94.9 to 97.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 0.25
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.020
Magnesium (Mg), % 96.3 to 98.3
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.7
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0020
0 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.1
0.2 to 0.35
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.1
Titanium (Ti), % 0
0 to 0.12
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.5