MakeItFrom.com
Menu (ESC)

EN-MC21320 Magnesium vs. C23000 Brass

EN-MC21320 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C23000 brass belongs to the copper alloys. There are 29 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (5, 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-MC21320 magnesium and the bottom bar is C23000 brass.

Metric UnitsUS Customary Units

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
110
Elongation at Break, % 7.5
2.9 to 47
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 18
42
Shear Strength, MPa 130
220 to 340
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 230
280 to 590
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 140
83 to 480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 370
190
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 110
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 600
1030
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 530
990
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 1000
390
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 66
160
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 17
37
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 91
39

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 12
28
Density, g/cm3 1.6
8.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 23
2.6
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 160
43
Embodied Water, L/kg 980
310

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 15
6.2 to 260
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 200
31 to 1040
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 15
7.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 72
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
8.9 to 19
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 50
11 to 18
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 40
48
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 13
9.4 to 20

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 3.5 to 5.0
0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.010
84 to 86
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 0.050
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.050
Magnesium (Mg), % 92.5 to 95.9
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0.1 to 0.7
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0020
0
Silicon (Si), % 0.5 to 1.5
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
13.7 to 16
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.2