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EN-MC65210 Magnesium vs. C86300 Bronze

EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C86300 bronze belongs to the copper alloys. There are 27 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 C86300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 80
250
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
110
Elongation at Break, % 2.8
14
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.32
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
850
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
480

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
200
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 610
920
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
890
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
420
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
35
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
8.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
9.2

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.0
7.8
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 220
51

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.9
100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 450
1030
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
7.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 59
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
30
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
25
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
11
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
28

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
5.0 to 7.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
60 to 66
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
2.0 to 4.0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 92.6 to 95.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
2.5 to 5.0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 1.0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
0
Silver (Ag), % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Tin (Sn), % 0
0 to 0.2
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
22 to 28
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 1.0