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EN-MC65210 Magnesium vs. C91000 Bronze

EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C91000 bronze belongs to the copper alloys. There are 27 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (4, 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 C91000 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 80
180
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
110
Elongation at Break, % 2.8
7.0
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
150

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
180
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
160
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 610
960
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
820
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
360
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
64
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
9.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
9.4

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.0
8.6
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
4.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 220
67

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.9
14
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 450
100
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
6.8
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 59
18
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
7.5
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
9.7
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
20
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
8.8

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
0 to 0.0050
Antimony (Sb), % 0
0 to 0.2
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
84 to 86
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.1
Lead (Pb), % 0
0 to 0.2
Magnesium (Mg), % 92.6 to 95.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 0.8
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 0.050
Tin (Sn), % 0
14 to 16
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 1.5
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.6