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EN-MC65210 Magnesium vs. C86700 Bronze

EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C86700 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 C86700 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
110
Elongation at Break, % 2.8
17
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.31
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
41
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
630
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
250

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
180
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
130
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 610
880
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
860
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
400
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
89
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
17
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
19

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.0
7.9
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
2.9
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 220
49

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.9
86
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 450
290
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
7.5
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 59
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
22
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
21
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
28
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
21

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
1.0 to 3.0
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
55 to 60
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
1.0 to 3.0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0.5 to 1.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 92.6 to 95.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
1.0 to 3.5
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 1.5
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
30 to 38
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 1.0