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EN-MC65210 Magnesium vs. C87600 Bronze

EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C87600 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 C87600 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
110
Elongation at Break, % 2.8
18
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.33
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
470
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
230

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
280
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
190
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 610
970
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
860
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
410
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
28
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
17

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
6.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
6.4

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.0
8.5
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
2.7
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 220
43

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.9
71
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 450
240
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
7.4
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 59
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
16
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
16
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
8.1
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
17

Alloy Composition

Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
88 to 92.5
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.5
Magnesium (Mg), % 92.6 to 95.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0
Silicon (Si), % 0 to 0.010
3.5 to 5.5
Silver (Ag), % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
4.0 to 7.0
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.5