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EN-MC65120 Magnesium vs. C84000 Brass

EN-MC65120 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C84000 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-MC65120 magnesium and the bottom bar is C84000 brass.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 55
65
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 45
110
Elongation at Break, % 3.1
27
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 160
250
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 110
140

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 330
190
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 180
170
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 590
1040
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 520
940
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
380
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 100
72
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
16
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 120
17

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price, % relative 25
30
Density, g/cm3 1.9
8.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 25
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 190
49
Embodied Water, L/kg 930
330

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 4.4
58
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 140
83
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 13
7.2
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 62
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 23
8.2
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 34
10
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 56
22
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 9.8
9.0

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
0 to 0.0050
Antimony (Sb), % 0
0 to 0.020
Boron (B), % 0
0 to 0.1
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
82 to 89
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.4
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.090
Magnesium (Mg), % 91.8 to 95.1
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.010
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0.5 to 2.0
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0 to 0.050
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.0050
Sulfur (S), % 0
0.1 to 0.65
Tin (Sn), % 0
2.0 to 4.0
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.5 to 4.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 2.0 to 3.0
5.0 to 14
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0 to 0.1
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.7