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EN-MC65210 Magnesium vs. C83800 Bronze

EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C83800 bronze belongs to the copper alloys. There are 26 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-MC65210 magnesium and the bottom bar is C83800 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
100
Elongation at Break, % 2.8
20
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
39
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
230
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
110

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
180
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 610
1000
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
840
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
370
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
72
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
19

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
15
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
15

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.0
8.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
2.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 220
47

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.9
39
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 450
53
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
6.6
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 59
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
7.4
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
9.6
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
22
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
8.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
0 to 0.0050
Antimony (Sb), % 0
0 to 0.25
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
82 to 83.8
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.3
Lead (Pb), % 0
5.0 to 7.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 92.6 to 95.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 1.0
Phosphorus (P), % 0
0 to 1.5
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.0050
Silver (Ag), % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Sulfur (S), % 0
0 to 0.080
Tin (Sn), % 0
3.3 to 4.2
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
5.0 to 8.0
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.7