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EN-MC65210 Magnesium vs. C94100 Bronze

EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C94100 bronze belongs to the copper alloys. There are 24 material properties with values for both materials. Properties with values for just one material (7, 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 C94100 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
92
Elongation at Break, % 2.8
7.8
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.36
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
34
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
190
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
130

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
160
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
130
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 610
870
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
790
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
330
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
20

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
9.0
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
8.8

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.0
9.2
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
3.0
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 220
48

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.9
14
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 450
97
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
5.5
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 59
16
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
5.8
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
8.1
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
7.6

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
0 to 0.0050
Antimony (Sb), % 0
0 to 0.8
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
72 to 79
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0 to 0.25
Lead (Pb), % 0
18 to 22
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
4.5 to 6.5
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0 to 1.0
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 1.3