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EN-MC21230 Magnesium vs. C66200 Brass

EN-MC21230 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C66200 brass 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-MC21230 magnesium and the bottom bar is C66200 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
110
Elongation at Break, % 10
8.0 to 15
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 18
42
Shear Strength, MPa 130
270 to 300
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 220
450 to 520
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140
410 to 480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 350
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 120
180
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
1070
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
1030
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 1000
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 72
150
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 27
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 12
35
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 63
36

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 12
29
Density, g/cm3 1.7
8.7
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 23
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
43
Embodied Water, L/kg 990
320

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 19
40 to 66
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 200
760 to 1030
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
7.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 71
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 36
14 to 17
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 48
15 to 16
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 43
45
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 13
16 to 18

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 5.5 to 8.5
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.010
86.6 to 91
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 0.050
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
0.3 to 1.0
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0.050 to 0.2
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.1
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0.2 to 0.7
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.3
6.5 to 12.9
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.5