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EN-MC65210 Magnesium vs. C95300 Bronze

EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C95300 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 C95300 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 80
120 to 170
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
110
Elongation at Break, % 2.8
14 to 25
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
42
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
520 to 610
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
190 to 310

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
230
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
220
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 610
1050
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
1040
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
440
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
63
Thermal Expansion, µm/m-K 26
18

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume, % IACS 25
13
Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific), % IACS 110
14

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density, g/cm3 2.0
8.3
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
3.1
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 220
52

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.9
73 to 100
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 450
170 to 420
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
7.5
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 59
19
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
17 to 21
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
17 to 19
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
17
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
19 to 22

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
9.0 to 11
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
86.5 to 90.2
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
0.8 to 1.5
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
0
Silver (Ag), % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Unspecified Rare Earths, % 2.0 to 3.0
0
Zinc (Zn), % 0 to 0.2
0
Zirconium (Zr), % 0.4 to 1.0
0
Residuals, % 0 to 0.010
0 to 1.0