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EN-MC21230 Magnesium vs. C51900 Bronze

EN-MC21230 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C51900 bronze belongs to the copper alloys. There are 29 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-MC21230 magnesium and the bottom bar is C51900 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
110
Elongation at Break, % 10
14 to 29
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 18
42
Shear Strength, MPa 130
320 to 370
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
380 to 620
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140
390 to 570

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 350
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 120
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
1040
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
930
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 1000
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 72
66
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 27
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 12
14
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 63
14

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 12
33
Density, g/cm3 1.7
8.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 23
3.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
51
Embodied Water, L/kg 990
360

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 19
55 to 180
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 200
680 to 1450
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
7.0
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 71
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 36
12 to 19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 48
13 to 18
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 43
20
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 13
14 to 22

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.5 to 8.5
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.010
91.7 to 95
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 0.1
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.050
Magnesium (Mg), % 90.5 to 94.4
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.6
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0020
0
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0.030 to 0.35
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.1
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
5.0 to 7.0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
0 to 0.3
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.5