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EN-MC65210 Magnesium vs. C95400 Bronze

EN-MC65210 magnesium belongs to the magnesium alloys classification, while C95400 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 C95400 bronze.

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Mechanical Properties

Brinell Hardness 80
160 to 200
Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus, GPa 44
110
Elongation at Break, % 2.8
8.1 to 16
Poisson's Ratio 0.29
0.34
Shear Modulus, GPa 17
43
Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS), MPa 270
600 to 710
Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof), MPa 200
240 to 360

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion, J/g 340
230
Maximum Temperature: Mechanical, °C 170
230
Melting Completion (Liquidus), °C 610
1040
Melting Onset (Solidus), °C 540
1030
Specific Heat Capacity, J/kg-K 970
440
Thermal Conductivity, W/m-K 110
59
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
8.2
Embodied Carbon, kg CO2/kg material 27
3.2
Embodied Energy, MJ/kg 220
53

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work), MJ/m3 6.9
48 to 75
Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience), kJ/m3 450
250 to 560
Stiffness to Weight: Axial, points 12
7.7
Stiffness to Weight: Bending, points 59
20
Strength to Weight: Axial, points 38
20 to 24
Strength to Weight: Bending, points 47
19 to 22
Thermal Diffusivity, mm2/s 58
16
Thermal Shock Resistance, points 17
21 to 25

Alloy Composition

Aluminum (Al), % 0
10 to 11.5
Copper (Cu), % 0 to 0.030
83 to 87
Iron (Fe), % 0 to 0.010
3.0 to 5.0
Magnesium (Mg), % 92.6 to 95.6
0
Manganese (Mn), % 0 to 0.15
0 to 0.5
Nickel (Ni), % 0 to 0.0050
0 to 1.5
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 0.5